My happy place

The first time I visited Shanghai, I went to the Confucius Temple on Wenmiao Lu and fell in love with the place.  I bring visitors there, my family have been several times and I like to go their by myself, as well.  It is so very calm and I instantly feel better when I walk through the gates.  It is more of a museum than a working temple but locals do go to light incense and write wish cards, mostly written by parents or the students who are wishing they do well in school.  I always learn something new during the tea ceremony….the oolong ginseng has become my favourite tea in China.

I wanted to share a few pics of my happy place.

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You would never know that the temple is through these gates.

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The busy street you walk down to get to the entrance.

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Confucius himself.

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Mom, Dad and J hanging their wishes.

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Isn’t it just beautiful?!

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G cracking me up, as usual.

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The girls with Glenn’s mom, Margaret Antle.


My Aunt May and her sister, Trudy came to visit us. 

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My sister’s in laws, Sue and Phil Quinlan, and our sweet tour guide, BB.  We spent the day together last fall before they started a tour of China.  So nice when people are passing through Shanghai. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚All of the tour guides are students that volunteer at the temple.

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I always learn some thing new at the tea ceremony.

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Come visit and I’ll bring you here too πŸ™‚

Only joy, only love!

Michelle

xo

 

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9 thoughts on “My happy place

  1. We loved spending time there with you and our sweet guide, BB. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. It was so nice to have you here. Come again sometime πŸ™‚

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  2. So many wonderful sights to see here. Love your posts babes. Xoxo

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  3. Beautiful loving your posts

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  4. Love this post! I would love to go there sometime. It does look peaceful! xo

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    1. Come anytime. πŸ™‚ We’d love to have you all. xo

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  5. Michelle, I am really enjoying your blog. I’d never had any interest in visiting China til I started reading your posts. Now I really think I’ll make it happen someday!

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    1. Awesome! Keep me posted on your plans and incidentally, China was never on my list of places to visit either…..and then I moved here. haha It’s a pretty incredible place.

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