Welcome to my new home.
The view from the center of my apartment complex, looking up into the sky.
This is what a typical Shanghai residence looks like. Packed to the brim, maximizing what little amount of space there is by putting laundry out to dry on poles hanging from the windows. The cascade of t-shirts, socks and jeans that fly through the air on a sunny day for laundry is what I love so much about Shanghai. There’s an abundance of life and character packed into every Shanghai neighborhood, and this “closeness” is exactly the kind of environment I have been in constant search for. There is nothing more charming than living in downtown Shanghai with the locals.