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Shanghai Cityscape 上海 都市风景

I just put in an order for a book called "Touring Shanghai". I saw it as an advertisement for the magazine "The Hong Kong China Tourism Press". Anyways, I was wondering if any of you guys have it and could tell me if its a good book, has a lot of modern pictures of Shanghai, etc.

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It is nice to see that some old buildings are preserved. But it is very regrettable that these old houses completely lost their previous function. I don't see much difference between Disney Land and Xintiandi, well Xintiandi is more upscale, that's it.

The last information I got was that they want to expand the whole concept up to Waitan (The Bund). I hope they won't turn the whole area into a gigantic Shanghai Style Disney Land, that would be very sad.

I was at TMSK (Taoming Shikao) just a few weeks ago and had a great dinner there. TMSK is the the restaurant on the last picture.
That's Xujiahui
im shanghainese chinese of course duh.

going back again this november!!!

also my favourite shanghai cbd is the huai hai lu - so many young ppl and so bright and modern!!! next would be xujiahui district, followed by nanjing road.

I'll be in Shanghai in November, too.

I don't like Huaihai Lu, Nanjing Lu and Xujiahui, they are too crowded. I prefere the little side streets of Huaihai Lu in Luwan-qu (Changle Lu, Xinle Lu, Nanchang Lu, Fuxing Lu, Taikang Lu, Jianguo Lu, Ruijin Lu and of course Shaoxing Lu). There you find lots of small shops, tea houses, cafés and restaurants. :)

What next? Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, in fact any rich city should become an SAR as well? HK's situation has a historical background and cannot be compared with any cities or provinces on the mainland.
I always try to avoid Nanjing Lu, particularly Nanjing Donglu. Huaihai Lu is much nicer.
Bandit, let's not get too political here. There's no need for diatribe. I was talking about what the city might have developed into if Shanghai had continued its 1920's and 30's trends and the Communists had not suppressed the city of its cosmopolitan-ness and gotten rid of the entrepreneurs. If you know, colonialism actually ended during WWII when the Europeans and Americans gave up their concessions. HK is sort of an image of what Shanghai might look like (or part of it), since HK developed from the efforts of the Shanghai refugees. Also, looking at all that development just in the past 20 years that gave the city its present appearance, one could imagine what might have happened if that development happened earlier and the "dark period" from the 50's to the 80's never existed.

The "West" gave up their concessions simply because they couldn't hold them any more. Hongkong became wealthy because it was the only gate for China to trade with the world and because the Brits wanted to use it as a bulwark against China. How many other British colonies florished after WWII with a majority of non-Brits?

You are talking BS!
shanghai its great, i went overthere half year ago and looks awesome..., the view from the pearl tower is nice, go there if u go to shanghai.

I have been to Shanghai like ... 50 times, but I have never been to the Pearl thingy. I never liked this "building".
It's not Manhatten of anytime, it's Pudong! Pudong does not have to hide behind any other cities name.
Sigh. Please people, don't be too overly sensitive its a simple compliment. Just like when some people say for example. "omg that new singer is the Celine Dion of the 21st century!" We all know shes not Celine Dion but to say she is like one is a great compliment, an achievement, a recognition a praise.
Only insecure people need this kind of cheap compliments. No thanks! :)

Definitely in Puxi, somewhere between Luwan-qu and Jing'an-qu.
You got to be one lazy tourist! Get up off your arse and go take a stroll around the tree-lined streets in the French concession.
The last time I checked, the French don't have any concession in China anymore. ;)
Its kinda disappointing that Chinese cities need events to clean up its image. Beijing olympics, World expo 2010, Guangzhou Asian Games, what else? I know that many Chinese cities are still developing and a lot of them are quite impressive but these face lift or improvements in older cities should be done long time ago.
Every city, even the ones in highly developed countries are doing exactly the same thing. I remember how much Hannover improved when they hosted the Expo 2000. A lot of the infrastructural investments would never have been or at a much slower pace be made if there was no Expo or the World Cup.

Just take a look how all the Olympic candidates promise to improve their city if they win the candidacy.
Awaiting for 2010 Expo Better life better city!
**** off!
Ahaah, weren't u complaining about "too large streets and too far from one another buildings"? Now u complain for the lack of proper streets? And how can u judge it from that pic?
Bias is a bad illness.
All he has seen in China is Guangxi province. Talking about 井底之蛙. :D
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