At their farewall Party, Simone, Alwin, Lewin and Tim were suprised with a voucher for a Shanghai Expat Memories Photoshoot. Handed over from their friends on Saturday night I got to meet them only a few hours later on Sunday for the first time. Over a Cup of coffe the lovley family told me about their time here in the city and it quickly came out that amongst many, one of their favorite places was was Anfu Lu.
In need for some food to gain strenght after a good Party we began our day in the families favorite bakery.
What we didn´t know was that this tour should very soon turn into a (gourmet) Shopping Safari, where each member of the family got to buy once more their favorite thing: Baguette for Alwin, Cup cakes´and DVD´s for the Boys, veggies and porcelain dishes for Simone ("Always wanted to buy one of these!")
It was a real fun theme to have to capture with my camera..
After we had spent a good 1,5 hours in the former French Concession, where we had stopped also in a bike shop (Alwin) and Pappa Johns Pizza (Lewin) we moved on towards the river to the area round Dongtai Antique market, taking in Shanghai life like Simone used to enjoy it during many of her walks....
Our final stop was in the cool docks on a roof top bar, which we happened to have entirely to ourselves.
Here we got the chance to unpack all goodies and to look back once more at their time in Shanghai which was soon to come to an end.
Thank you Simone, Alwin, Lewin an Tim for sharing your special places with me.
It´s been a real fun afteroon with you!!
I wish you all the Best for your new life back home in Germany!