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Old March 17th, 2009, 05:52 PM   #21
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why do photos get deleted?
just wanted to upload some new ones, but it doesn't make sense if they vanish again after a couple of weeks
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Those tower blocks are unreal - just huge! Very interesting photos though, and thx for posting!
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Old March 18th, 2009, 07:36 AM   #23
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why do photos get deleted?
just wanted to upload some new ones, but it doesn't make sense if they vanish again after a couple of weeks
Too bad I want to see more of these photos.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 05:03 PM   #24
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well the ones which got deleted mainly comprise views from Jing'an District

like this


or this...


and some of Shanghai's "shikumens"


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Old March 21st, 2009, 05:27 PM   #25
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but let's carry on and try again

the next pics are quite special because I cannot tell where they were token. We just sat inside a bus and drove off without knowing where this ride would get us. We finally landed in a obscure town about one and a half hours away from Shanghai.

there were some narrow alleys with nice ancient houses


but in contrast to Shanghai we didn't see a single tourist in these quarters, needless to say a Chinese guy who talked English


but a lot of bicycle-rikshaws which have disappeared in Shanghai


the traffic was modest compared to Shanghai: less cars, more bicycles and motorbikes


the pic's quality is not very high because they were taken by a handycam. This is bound to change when I buy a new digicam






an abandoned side street


there are a lot of channels in and nearby Shanghai. In ancient times the post was delivered by boat from Shanghai toi Beijing by boat. It took took about one week to cover the distance of 1200 km.


a typical Chinese market




this is how provincial Chinese towns look like...not really nice
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Old March 21st, 2009, 05:36 PM   #26
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this is how provincial Chinese towns look like...not really nice
Let's be honest here - not all provincial towns in China looks like that. In fact, that's not even a good example of a typical provincial town.

Anyway, great shots and tour! It's really cool that you and giallo not only live in the same neighbourhood, but in the same building and basically on top of each others apartments. What are the odds for that in a city of more than 20 million people?


These streets look absolutely lovely during the summer, when there are leafs on the trees. You have something to look forward to.
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nicer views offers Hongkou which is located north of the city center on the old Puxi side, just north of the Suzhou creek and opposite Pudong.





Hongkou is a bit off the beaten (tourist) path, because it does not offer spectacular skyscrapers as Pudong, nightlife as Jing'an or old housing like Huangpu which comprises the Bund. But it's a splendid area, quite undisturbed by the developers' madness with some 19th century housing









Hongkou is well known for its parks












also most of the city's universities are located here




and other important things like buildings, streets and cars which make up a city














and the famous Honmgkou football stadium which i forgot to put up
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Let's be honest here - not all provincial towns in China looks like that. In fact, that's not even a good example of a typical provincial town.

Anyway, great shots and tour! It's really cool that you and giallo not only live in the same neighbourhood, but in the same building and basically on top of each others apartments. What are the odds for that in a city of more than 20 million people?


These streets look absolutely lovely during the summer, when there are leafs on the trees. You have something to look forward to.

i have seen much better cities in Cnetral China, so I was quite surprised to see a quite backward looking city which might be even inside Shganghai city limit (the administrial division of Shanghai represents twice the size of Rhode Island)

about living next door to giallo, I would estimate the chance at 0.00003%...i haven't met him so far and don't know how he looks like, but he might know how i sound like as he heard us shouting and yelling at the last two Saturday evenings

btw. I came to Shanghai in October so I only encountered the dark and gloomy season...weather is nothing to write home about as you can see on the pictures. Can't imagine how these alleys look like in summer

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Qingpu, a suburb of Shanghai, has a rather rural appela and is famous for it's watertowns - ancient villages dating back to the 13th century. Located south-west of the city center near , it is a 20 minutes dirve from the city center























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some more photos taken of another old town district on another rainy day. Actually these phtos are quite similar to the previous section as they also show a renovated ancient part of the city. Nevertheless, the Yu Yuan garden is not actually off the beaten path and represents one of the city major tourist sights. Anway, enjoy.
Next time I will put up some photos of the old quarter which remain undisturbend until now.

Burger King in a so-called 17th century building






Temple and shopping mall next to each other - a common sight in Shanghai


the famous "zig-zag" bridge leading to an old famous tea-house. The shall prevbent evil ghosts from crossing the bridge.








Yu Yuan garden is not as crowded during the wekk on rainy days




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some more photos...from Changning district

one of the biggest shopping malls in the world...near Zhongshan park station










Shanghainese people like Volkswagen. Please let me know if you managed to spot a car on the pic which isn't a Volkswagen
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Old April 9th, 2009, 07:11 PM   #32
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another district south of the city center: Xuhui sometimes also called Xujiahui. Which has an impressive skyline of itself




near the center of Xuhui. The fake temple on the building to the right offers a great view when it's dark




the concrete giant was one of the first skyscraper to be constructed in Shanghai during the mid 80s




some more "humble" parts of the district eastwards




old sports palace, the district's landmark


located next to Shanghai's IKEA






Chinese love light effects


Xuhui skyline










leaving Shanghai on an expressway


near French concession and Jing'an


nominated for "your city's worst district" thread in another subforum. But actually you find such housings in every district of Shanghai








and finally a "normal" street nearby


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Great shots!

It's nice to get to see the side of Shanghai that usually doesn't make it into the tourist brochures.
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Great shots.

I'm still on for a beer. I just don't which apartment you are in exactly. I'm guessing it's either 27G or 27H. PM me your room # and I'll come down soon with a couple beers in hand.
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Wow now these photos are amazing and just what i've been looking for, can't wait for more
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There are some trashy alleys on backstreets, not that bad though. Some photos are great, but the weather seems bad, many provincial cities (especially capital cities) are much better look than that, it is reasonable as Shanghai is huge and the population is more than 20 million, I am glad to see that lower income area's people or farmers who move to the city's life is improving, I like the well-preserved traditional Chinese buildings.
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great tour. i like the wierd, grainy effect from your camera...makes it seem oddly dystopic.

crazy you two live in the same building and almost the same floor. enjoy the beers.

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Great shots.

I'm still on for a beer. I just don't which apartment you are in exactly. I'm guessing it's either 27G or 27H. PM me your room # and I'll come down soon with a couple beers in hand.
it's 27G. Been quite busy recentl burt now there's nothing left to say than: You're welcome
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on with some pictures from Jing'an again

just next to Jing'an temple, a lot of expats live here



the temple itself, overshadowed by highrises




the famous Nanjing Xi Lu begins at Jing'an temple with its ultra luxury brand shops which my achieve a daily turnover equal to Africa's annual GDP











approaching People's square


but we turn our backs on Nanjing street and go some blocks north towards Suzhou creek


the old buildings have disappeared and the area has become an upmarket living area for gthe new rich urban upper class






with only few relics who remind of how this part of Shanghai has looked 20 years ago






this sight comprises the old housing areas shown on the first page as well as typical highrise housing appartment blocks which have recently been build




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