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Old December 28th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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NCT's Shanghai series - People's Square

More picture from this summer - finally the Nanjing Road thread is no longer the solitary one in this so called series ... These pictures were taken on the same day as those in the Nanjing Road thread.

Once the site of the racecourse in the colonial days, People's Square now houses the government building, Shanghai Museum, the Opera House and the Urban Planning Museum.

This particular trip on the 2nd September started at a bus station just to the south of People's Square. Shanghai Museum's circular roof is just visible behind this bus.



Office Towers in an area called Baxianqiao.



Closer look



Looking directly south

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Old December 28th, 2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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Immediately to the east of the bus station is the Shanghai Concert Hall.



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Marvel Hotel, a building with unique Chinese characteristics constructed in 1929.

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Marvel Hotel again



View towards People's Square (though nothing is visible behind that line of trees...)



A clearer shot of the Concert Hall



Dashijie - a landmark leisure and entertainment complex, built in 1917, under renovation at the time the photo was taken. The elevated road above makes it rather difficult getting the building into shot, and this was the best I could do on the elevated walkway.



The busy Tibet Road.

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Old December 29th, 2010, 12:43 PM   #4
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Interesting and also really good photos from Shanghai
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Old December 29th, 2010, 02:38 PM   #5
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Bloody flyover - now all you can get is the turret.



Looking East - the tower with the crown is the Bund Centre.



Looking north - Radisson Hotel, Planning Museum and Park Hotel are visible.



Back onto street level. Continue strolling northwards along Tibet Road ...

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Some old buildings



I guess 'Working Men's Club' adequately translates the name of this building:



Well I'll let the picture do the talking ...



There are low-rise modern new builds too.

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People's Avenue, and government building



How do you cross the road?



By being relegated to an underground passageway, such is the priority of pedestrians ...





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Very interesting pictures! THX for sharing!
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Landmark building at the corner of Fuzhou Road.



In many ways Shanghai isn't unlike London, where you see a magic mix all sorts of styles and uses.



You wouldn't see such scenes in Paris, but I think nothing illustrates the vibrancy of a city better than old and new, high and low sitting side by side.

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Raffle's Square, a recent shopping centre ...



... and office tower



And old church





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Planning Museum viewed from north



Hankou Road flanked by Raffles and the church



Corner of Jiujiang Road



Starbucks galore ...

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Great photos!
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And now we come to Nanjing Road, and I conclude the thread with some farmiliar scenes





And please visit this thread from post 16 to continue the journey of the 2nd of September 2010
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Gorgeous mixture of architectural styles.
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