Mannequin near Yuyuan Gardens Shanghai China (photo by Sheila Scarborough)This disembodied creature was plunked into a metal bicycle basket outside a fashion and fabric store.

I’ll bet she was feeling, well, a bit scattered and out of sorts.

My friend Christine Lu and I had just finished a little sightseeing and shopping in nearby Yuyuan Gardens, one of my favorite places in Shanghai. We were there towards the end of the China 2.0 blogger tour and we couldn’t pull our cameras out fast enough to capture this little street moment.

This photo helps remind me to always remain aware of my surroundings, and to move quickly with a camera when unusual things pop up.

No, I don’t think we ever saw the basket containing the woman’s head….

Note:  I’ve started this Travel Post Friday series since I’ve now stepped away from my longstanding commitment to the BootsnAll Family Travel Blog. If you like it, there’s more of my travel work on the Perceptive Travel Blog.

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