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Old October 14th, 2012, 03:17 AM   #121
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The Bund. Crowds of tourists stroll along the massive pedestrian promenade which was rebuilt before 2010 expo as part of the Bund renovation programme having costed hundreds of millions of $. You can really see where all that money went. The Bund riverside must be one of the most impressive urban river waterfronts anywhere in the world. And I'm not even talking about the view that appears on the other side of the river
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Just having some rest
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A couple of videos I took on the Bund promenade





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Old October 14th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #123
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Great pictures.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #124
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Continued. The Bund

The pedestrian promenade along The Bund is impressive for its scale as well as what you see around it on this and other side of Huangpu River
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Old October 16th, 2012, 12:59 AM   #125
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Bank of China building
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The roof the middle building hosts the famous Bar Rouge which is a popular venue with well-off locals and foreigners alike. I have heard of this bar to be one of the famous and cool places of Shanghai so decided to pay a visit which I did a bit later during my trip
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Sassoon House
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People queueing to have their photo taken with the Bund Bull
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Sassoon House/Peace hotel from Nanjing East Road. It's quite a massive building
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The 256m (333m including spires) Shimao International Plaza
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No shortage of flags
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The new icon rising - Shanghai Tower construction
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Jin Mao and SWFC, two main landmarks of contemporary Shanghai
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Historical HSBC building
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Aurora Plaza, the 185m tall tower designed by Nikken Sekkei. Despite not being among the tallest skyscrapers of Pudong it is one of the most noticeable ones due to its color and riverside location
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IFC towers designed by Pelli Architects
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More views of The Bund. It was a truly beautiful and warm (but not too hot) day. What a beautiful urban experience that was!

SWFC seen in almost full height from certain angles
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Wedding in a boat
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The main street (Zhongshan East 1st Road) has seemingly become much narrower after the reconstruction and reconfiguration of traffic before 2010. Much of the traffic is now underground in tunnels
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The Bund Bull. One of the attractions on the Bund. It is hard to get a moment to take a photo of the bull because at almost all times there are people taking their own photos
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More flags
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And more Audi. Audi is the most popular premium/luxury car brand in China. China is now Audi's largest market. It's an interesting fact that the main lineup of models (A4, A6 and A8) are all long-wheel base ones, hence A4L, A6L and A8L. As far as I understand, Audi doesn't even sell standard (non L) version in China. Same applies to BMW
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Watering decorative plants. I have noticed that Shanghai (as well as probably all other major cities) are paying a lot of attention to landscaping and decorative plants all over the city. Lots of people seem to be employed to do all the job
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Fu Zhou Lu. You can just about see the top of Haitong Securities Building in a distance. i really love its 'wawing' part of the facade
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Highrises of the Bund
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Overview of the Bund from an elevated platform on the promenade. Broadway Mansions building can be seen on the far right. This is where I came from. Again, I have to say what an amazing riverfront that is! It seems they did an amazing job with the upgrades which were completed in 2010 and cost hundreds of millions of $. It must really be one of the most amazing urban spots I have ever seen
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View to the opposite direction
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Statue of Chen Yi. I could bet some tourists confuse him with Chairman Mao
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Nearby streets
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East Nanjing Road. This time I was only making my way to the metro station
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Back to Zhongshan Park area which be my hood in Shanghai that time (and probably next time I'll be in Shanghai )
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Next to Zhongshan Park Station
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After this I had to have some rest and then made my way back tot he Bund to see how it all looks after it gets dark. As it it cold be expected it looks even more impressive than during the day. Photos will follow soon.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 02:12 AM   #138
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The next episode of my Shanghai visit is evening Bund. Having seen it on a lovely sunny day I could only imagine how it looks in the night so despite being tired I grabed my tripod and made my way back to The Bund on the same evening.

As I was expecting I wasn't the only photographer there
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Aurora Plaza has an LED 'screen' on its facade as so does the nearby Citigroup Tower. That is a ood way of advertising and those places DO get seen by people
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My rubbish camera and lens may not show it well enough but the skyscrapers and the river look absolutely incredible. It's a great feeling to witness this in person
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The historical HSBC building on the opposite side
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Illuminated Peace Hotel and Bank of China
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