Jul 28 2014

Shanghai North Bund

Category: Martin @ 20:00


 Nice view from the Banyan Tree Hotel terrace.

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May 17 2012

Apple Store Shanghai

Category: Martin @ 21:00

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Oct 5 2010

Shanghai Nights

Category: Martin @ 21:08

View over the Huangpu River to the Pudong financial zone.

The Shanghai bund. I was there before, but this year the mile long river promenade was crazily crowded.

Neon lights in the shopping street Nanjing Lu.

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Oct 4 2010


Category: Martin @ 16:47

Chinese Pavillion near the entrance to the Expo.

The Polish pavillion in its green state (changes colours).

Read my whole detailed Expo 2010 Shanghai Review here.

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Jul 21 2009

Good plan, bad weather

Category: Martin @ 23:43

Obviously I was not the only one who chose this spot to see the eclipse. The plan was to see the the totality trough the top hole in the financial tower. Just a few minutes before the show, dark clouds appeared from the west. Below is the actual view during the full eclipse. At least it got dark...and about 20 million other people around also didn't see more.

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Jul 21 2009

Pudong II

Category: Martin @ 13:15

Today we were doing a little research for a good position to see the eclipse. We took the oportunity and went to the observation deck of the Shanghai Financial Center. Unfortunately the weather looks not very promising....

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Jul 7 2009

Pudong by night

Category: Martin @ 15:11

Shanghai World Financial Center (left, 492m) and Jinmao Tower (right, 421m). Both buildings will be topped in 2014 by the new Shanghai Tower which will rise to approximately 632 m. We visited this area between 10 and 11 pm. Except from taxis, busses and some construction workers the area (i.e. the park in front) was completely deserted.


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Jul 7 2009

Bad branding

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Jul 6 2009

Shanghai Miniature

Category: Martin @ 07:36

Today we visited the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. The main attraction is a huge model of the Shanghai city center, which gives a good impression of the enormity of this city. (The whole municipality of Shanghai has an area 60x of what is displayed)

View from the exhibition hall to Renming Park. Just when we had to leave the museum this nasty thunderstorm had us running to the next subway station.

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Jul 5 2009

Late night Ikea Shopping

Category: Martin @ 14:00

Yes, it is childish.

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Jul 5 2009

Meet the family

Category: Martin @ 13:19

Family gathering chinese style. There was of course lots of food and Hong Baos.

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Jul 4 2009

My new temporary Home

Category: Martin @ 05:15

Our home is just behind the Ikea near the two sport stadiums. We're living on the 14th floor.


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