On my first visit to Shanghai, I was pleasantly surprised how much green space there was.
In a city full of skyscrapers, concrete and buildings as far as the eye can see, there are small parks in every neighbourhood for exercise, socialising and a mahjong game or two. Larger parks such Fuxing, Zhongshang and Century are popular for young and old. Full of people enjoying life, the ladies practising Tai Chi, men flying kites, couples ball room dancing. There is always much happening, badminton games, kids playing, musicians filling the air with soul. I loved spending time with family and friends in Shanghai's parks and of course I could always find a napper or two!
Some came prepared, ready for a nice long nap.
Some were happy to lie on the soft grass.
Once read, a newspaper makes a pretty good blanket.
A soft place to nap after a hard day at work.
If you can't find a stretch of green lawn, a few low lying shrubs will do just fine!