Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Monday, December 28, 2015

While in Shanghai

My new favourite place to live, once I work out a way to afford it . . .

Waterfront and the Bund at night.

Night time bird magnets.

A look at the "bottle opener" by night.

Part of the French Quarter at night. 

Yes, I did actually go out during the day . . . sometimes.

The tunnel under the river - a modern example of psychetecture.

I am relieved to discover that the comic in the above link actually existed in the 1980s, and isn't a false memory.

 I eat Chinese food most of the time, but the alternative selections in Zhengzhou are limited and many times difficult to reach. Shanghai was loaded with alternatives.

Shanghai isn't all modern. A lot of the old city can be seen from the elevated train lines, and in a few popular tourist spots, including the Shanyin Road Cultural area, which is now an antique market. It was the home of several Communist leaders in the 1920s.

If you happen to be on the marriage market, perhaps you can find your match in the People's Park. It is normally of considerable size, but the number of ads swelled considerably during the holiday in October. The ads are rather specific in terms of the desired characteristics of potential mates, and there were a few looking specifically for foreigners.

We visited the Jewish refugee museum. In the late 1930s, Shanghai permitted some 30,000 Jewish refugees from Europe. Most of them left during the chaos of the civil war, after WW2 ended.

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