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Dragons inside and out

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Andrew and I have been going to the cloth market, and every time we go, we get something made, and then when we go again to pick it up, we order something new and the cycle repeats. I got a suit made two trips ago, got it fitted today, and will take it home after the Hong Kong trip. The lining is blue silk dragons. Who knows how long it will last, but I calculated that for the price of the last suit I bought in London, I could have 50 (fifty!) suits handmade in Shanghai, it’s that cheap here.

suit

I also got some shirts made, and some linen trousers.

Afterward, we’ve been going to the NanXiang Steamed Bun Restaurant for xiao long bao. Today for the first time we actually bought tickets to YuYuan Garden. This is one of the dragons that guard the wall.

dragonwall