Shanghai 2013

Shanghai, China

Shanghai became semi-colonial in early 1930s, as a result of several international concessions.
After Japan was defeated, in 1949, Shanhai came under communist control, and continued up to present.
This photography was taken in May 2013.

The city planning map of shanghai in 1935

Shanghai is the largest city by population in the People's Republic of China. It is one of the four province-level
municipalities of China, with a total population of over 23 million as of 2010. It is a global city, with influence
in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology, and transport. It is a major financial center and
the busiest container port in the world.It is located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China. Shanghai sits at
the mouth of Yangtze River in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. Shanghai is a popular tourist destination
renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden, as well as the extensive
and growing Lujiazui skyline. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China.

Reference: Wikipedia

Satellite photo of the urban area of Shanghai.

Yangtze River Delta

The aircraft from Narita to Shanghai is carrying air of Tokyo. The number of passengers and the number of stewardess are
almost equal. This may be resulted of highly pathogenic avian influenza and a tense relationship between Japan and China.

(L) A control tower of the Pudong International Airport (R) A welcome board of the Pudong International Airport

(L) No-smoking sign posted at the airport (R) Check-in counter lobby of the Pudong International Airport

(L) A long corridor to the railway station (R) A signboard at Metro station of Pudong International Airport

The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centres on a section of East-1 Zhongshan Road
within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River,
facing Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves
on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations
in Shanghai. Building heights are restricted in this area.

A morning mist in the Bund, Shanghai

A night view of the Bund, the former international concessions

(L) Impersonation country, China: The Shanghai's Bund Bull that was placed in 2010. (R) A morning view of the Bund in Shanghai

Heritage architectures on the East-1 Zhonghan Road

(L) This photo shows Garden Bridge over Suzhou Creek and Broadway Mansions Hotel.
(R) The Peace Hotel, formerly known as Sassoon House, one of the most famous buildings on the Bund.

The Garden Bridge over Suzhou Creek is illuminated with various colors.

(L) Shanghai's Nanjing Road in the 1930s.
(R) Two women wear Shanghai styled qipao, a traditional one piece-Chinese dress for women, seen in ad.of a soap. 1930s.

Jiujiang Road, Shanghai in 1920s, when the city was the center of national opium smuggling.

Nanjing Road, the main shopping street in Shanghai

Nanjing Road, one of the most bussiest streets of the world

Nanjing Road pedestrian mall, perhaps the busiest retail street in the city, in the Huangpu district
A police is patrolling all the way of Nanjing Road.

Nanjing Road pedestrian mall and a building with a giant thermometer on the wall

(L) People's Square (R) The apple shop in the Nanjing Road pedestrian mall

Many brand shops along the West Nanjing Road

(L) People are gathering to play a card-plying at a garden of People's Square
(R) East Nanjing Road

陸家嘴 Lujiazui is a peninsula formed by a bend in the Huangpu River. Since the early 1990s.Lujiazui has
been developed specifically as a new financial district of Shanghai. The decision to earmark Lujiazui for
this purpose reflects its location: it is located on the east side of the Huangpu River in Pudong, and sits
directly across the river from the old financial and business district of the Bund. Lujiazui is a national-level
development zone designated by the government. In 2005, the State Council reaffirmed the positioning
of the 31.78 squ km Lujiazui area as the only finance and trade zone among the 185 state-level development
zones in mainland China.

Source: Wikipedia

(L) Tall building complex at Lujiazui (R) Entrance to the SWFC Observatory

(L) An intermediate floor of the Center welcome visitors to the 100th observation deck
(R) Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Tower under construction:
The Shanghai Tower will be the tallest building in China, and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

(L) An admission ticket shows the highest level of Shanghai World Financial Center.
(R) The observation deck, Sky-Walk on the 100th floor at height of 474 m of the Shanghai World Financial Center:
The building was financed by Japanese, Chinese and Hong Kong banks, as well as by the Japanese developer and American
and European investors.

A panoramic view of Lujiazui and Bund from the 94th Sky-Arena

(L) Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center (R) Shanghai World Financial Center at night

Lujiazui skyline, Pudong

The Bund rail tunnel for a tourist connects Lujiazui and Bund districts, Shanghai.

A morning mist in Shanghai: The Shanghai Tower under construction is in the right.

Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden, which is located in the southwest of Bund,
Shanghai. Yu Garden was first conceived in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty by Yunduan. A group of merchants
renovated the increasingly decrepit grounds in 1760 and in 1780, and the West Garden was opened to the
general public. The gardens suffered damage at numerous times during the 19th century. During the First
Opium War, British army used a teahouse as a base of operations. The gardens were again partly destructed
by the war with Japanese in 1942, before being repaired by Shanghai government from 1956 to 1961.
They were opened to the public in 1961 and declared a national monument in 1982.
Reference: Wikipedia

(L) The entrance rock to the park (R) Renovated commercial building of Old Shanghai

Commercial buildings in the former Nanshi district

(L) Commercial buildings in the former Nanshi district (R) A paper cutout work by a cute Chinese woman

Song Yun Tower in Yu Garden

Pond and Dianchun Hall in Yu Garden: Youmust cross a zigzag bridge so you donnot bring evil sprits with you.

(L)Yu Garden
(R)Three Ears of Corn Hall, Yu Yuan
三穂堂: SnSui Tang evoke the thought of a beautiful harvest and as a wish for prosperity.

(L) No-smoking sign at Yu Garden (R) An unique cina liquor bottle cutting

Yu Garden, Shabghai

(L) An exquisite jade rock and a pavillion (R) There were many group tour conducted for an English or German speaking group.

(L) Song Dynasty Soldiers 龍壁: On the wall-roof, dragon tried to escape from pursuers. (R) Goldfish in the large pond

Bund Tunnel, Shanghai for Tourists
Nanjin Road and Lujiazui skykine at night
JAL aircraft is leaving Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Narita.


The People's Republic of China, known as China
Shanghai public smoking ban begun in March 2017.

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