My Shanghai Violin
- From the hands of a master craftsman
Speaking of Viola
Two years ago I bought my
Burmese bird's eye maple violin from the violin maker in Shanghai.
I love that instrument, probably more for its looks than its sound.
Last Sunday we did a day trip into Shanghai to help our friend Marion
find a case and bow for her violin in Australia. So we went to the same
shop where I bought my violin and there, on the rack, was a Burmese
maple viola. I fell instantly in love with it's deep rich tone,
but I would have bought it just for its looks. So now I have a
matched set of violin and viola. Does life get better than this?
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Here are a few
pictures from our day in Shanghai.
Marion with her new violin case.
Worlds most elegant
A Muslim meat market in
Shanghai. Interesting deboning happening.
I've had many
occasions when I regretted not stopping here and buying some
tallow. It's very hard to find in Wuxi, and I need it to
make leather dressing and platting paste when I make my
Everything from crickets to
parrots, but no snakes.
The Chinese seem to be very
fond of turtles. This prehistoric critter was for display
only. Not for sale.
This is a chinchilla. I
had one as a pet when I was a pre-teen but I've never seen
one in a pet store.
A barber at work in Shanghai.
Very low overhead.
Kung Fu in People Square,
After wandering through the Shanghai pet market and antique street with
Marion, we ended the day having dinner with Marion and two of our
favourite students from our classes at Harbin University in Weihai.
Jenny and Simon were seniors when we taught in Weihai. After
graduation they moved to Shanghai. They recently married, and
showed off a book of wedding pictures that were simply amazing.
Former students, Jenny and Simon, now
married and living in Shanghai. Congratulations.
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