Saturday, March 24, 2018

a trip to China!

Eve and I traveled to China over my spring break, spending 5 days in Shanghai and 4 in Beijing. Eve's having lived in the country and ability to speak the language made her a wonderful traveling companion.
Lynn and Echo's mom
We explored the South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market with the mother of Eve's classmate. Eve had a coat made and I purchased scarves and a bit of cotton fabrics that are already making their way into my piecing. The Propaganda Poster Art Center was very interesting to look at the posters and remember corresponding US and China events in the news during my childhood. The Long Museum and Spin Ceramics were great visits. And, we took a soup noodle cooking class!
Spin Ceramics
Making Shanghai Soup Noodles!
In Bejing we went to Love Linen People, located in the hutongs. The 798 Art Zone was a really interesting place. And, of course, The Great Wall and The Forbidden City were amazing.
I must say I spent most of my time saying to myself,"I can't believe I am in China!"

A wonderful trip.


julieQ said...

I am so glad you got to go, and with a wonderful tour guide too!

cspoonquilt said...

Looks like a fantastic trip! And great to have friends who speak the lingo!!

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