A few readers were curious where I took the photo of my last post.
Just outside of Shanghai is Zhouzhuang, the town is known as the "Venice of the East". I have never been to Venice, but from what most people have said, the canals in Zhouzhuang are narrower and obviously the residences are of a different style.
The gondoliers are both men and women steering up to 8 people in each boat. If you pay them extra, they will belt out a song.
I imagine the passengers are mostly made up of tourists. The locals probably have their own boats to get around.
Here is the same bridge as my previous post. People live along this tourist spot. Being this town is over 900 years-old, the houses are run down, but they have not lost their charm.