Sunny, warm, and reasonably clean air found me out walking the Lujiazui area of Pudong, this afternoon. On the north side of the bend I saw this gentleman dismount his bicycle and begin to take pictures of the skyline north of The Bund.
Judging from his backpack and the seat on his bicycle he appears to be a grandfather, although I didn’t see his grandchild in the vicinity. In China, grandparents, whether they like it or not, are the free childcare, taking the children to and from school, while the parents are at work. This man saw my camera and started a conversation, but my complete lack of language skills forced me to rely on the universal language–not English, but a smile. He just shook his head at the laowai and smile back.