Public Market in Beicai

I hope my reader don’t mind too much for irregular update these days. There are some short pause during the updates (two days at most). It is because there is no Internet access in my current rented houes. So I will create the blog offline – using Notepad – and store it. When I can access my site, I will upload them in batch, so it is still at least one post everyday.

Today, I am in very good mood. I wandered in the public market with my camera in Becai, Pudong, Shanghai. Here are some interesting pictures.


© Jian Shuo Wang


© Jian Shuo Wang


© Jian Shuo Wang


© Jian Shuo Wang


© Jian Shuo Wang

© Jian Shuo Wang


© Jian Shuo Wang

7 thoughts on “Public Market in Beicai

  1. Well, to me the pictures are *very* interesting! For one thing, they give me a chance to glimpse “everyday life” in a part of the world I may never be able to visit in person. I can compare the setting with our local “farmers’ market” which is held in a parking lot near a mall, with no protective cover like the structure Jian Shuo has photographed. And finally, the pictures allow my imagination to create a “story” to go with the lives they depict. I noticed not that the first girl “had no smile”, but that she seemed to be taking her job very seriously and was probably photographed while interacting with a customer we cannot see outside the picture — perhaps answering a question about her produce, and concentrating on the exchange of money. And the second girl was smiling so cheerfully it made me feel I would be welcome and comfortable shopping there even if I could not speak a single word of her language. We all see the world through different “lenses” :)

  2. Jianshuo, i don’t know if it’s fair to say or if u would mind that partly i come here is to visit your latest entering, with another intention is to find Carroll’s words.

    Carroll, really appreciate your always delighted,generous,witty way of talking, and your deepest kindness to this far & old eastern country and the people of the country.

  3. My understanding is the Pudong once was where vegetables were grown for the Shanghai market in general. Where were these veggies grown–nearby, or were they trucked in from areas further away from the center?

    I ask because I’m writing a book about how people have brought nature into cities over history, to be called Green City. In mid-April I’m visiting Shanghai, and hope to check out greenspaces, as well as any urban agriculture or community gardens that still exist. Any suggestions of things to see and places to go would be appreciated.


  4. Wonderful! This brings back good memories,as this was the best fresh market near our place during my first year in Shanghai! Thanks!

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