I mentioned earlier I spent some time in Beijing trying to get to grips with their language. So, after my first jaunt up in Beijing I decided to take the train to Shanghai to visit some friends and then the over night train down to Hong Kong - it was a welcome change to flying - only to find that in Shanghai they don't speak mandarin, they speak Shanghainese. A whole new dialect.

So, with my Mandarin confidence blown, and a whole new place to explore I proceeded to do my usual "go for a walk in the aim of getting lost" - I've always found it a fantastic way of seeing a new place and learning basic landmarks for future excursions. On the second day in Shanghai I was aiming in the general directions of "Old Shanghai", however I came across a pretty cool market on the way.

It is a typical Chinese street market and nothing too new from what I've seen in elsewhere in Asia but I liked all the types of pots and plates that were for sale. With the addition of the tree growing off the building I quite enjoyed the combination of colours.

Canon 400D, EFS 17 - 85mm f4 -5.6; 17mm, f11, 1/50, ISO 100

P.s. I'll admit, I struggled for a name for this photo so if anyone has a better idea please let me know!