Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dec 2012: An evening walk around the Pudong river bank

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So last night in Shanghai, its frikking cold and I barely have a pair of jeans and a shirt on top. Still, the intrepid photographer I am, i head out of the hotel.

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there are quite a lot of river cruise ships puttering up and down the river..

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here’s another one…

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the Bund really looks good from this side…I walk around the river bank for about a kilometer or so..

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and then that space age rocket is up there..

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the pathway is well made and maintained

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there’s the hotel..

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and down the Pudong side.

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looking over the water, the river surface has a strange oily look..

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the close up’s of some of the amazing buildings on the Bund. they hark back to those feverish pre-war era when life was short, and everything was changing and and and.

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these are well maintained, thankfully.

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havent been broken up and redone..

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that’s an interesting topping

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I am heading towards the curve…

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couldnt really take a good pic, but this says, no striding over the chain into the mud. Yes, Ma’am, I wouldnt.

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Looking back at the Pudong area.

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A rather big barge on the way over

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I am now approaching the curve

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that green roof looks nice

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some kind of a memorial?

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there’s the old firm..we actually have a hotel in the same building, so its very convenient when we are visiting Shanghai.

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nice reflections…colourful

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and golden reflections.

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I have reached the end of the promenade.

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looking back

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So I cut across to get back to the hotel.

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you have to admit that they have made a pretty awesome fist of things…

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very nice architecture

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pretty awesome eh?

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nice one, I am now downwind…

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of course, surprisingly too few bicycles…

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ok, so I have to cross the road and then get up on top of that walkway

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now that’s a nice little view

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maybe one day I will get to learn Mandarin

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nice ones..

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so I am up on the walkway

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surprisingly large number of people up and about. 

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hello? what do we have here? some kind of a shrine

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i head down

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with some plastic flowers and incense bowls

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nice flowers :)

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matches the christmas tree, eh?

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and live music, you have to be kidding me

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And then the world famous restaurant..

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