Shanghai Skyline

There are long queues at the foot of the Shanghai Tower. I believe it holds the record for the World’s highest observation deck. But I didn’t take this picture from there. A little further down, there is a bookshop where for the price of an (expensive) cup of coffee you can have almost the sameContinue reading “Shanghai Skyline”

Leaves, Shanghai

Another leaf photo! I’m not sure the species of tree this is – perhaps maple (it has a 5 finger leaf), but I remember thinking how beautiful it looked. On anything but the calmest of days, closeups are hard to photograph because of subject movement. I took this photo in People’s Park which is oneContinue reading “Leaves, Shanghai”

On The Bund, Shanghai

The title really should be “View from the Bund” because all the tall buildings you can see are on the other side of the Huangpu River. As you can see, there is a wide path for people to walk by the river, which is pleasant when there is a gentle breeze (perhaps with an iceContinue reading “On The Bund, Shanghai”

Lynx, Shanghai

Lynx, Shanghai Zoo, China 2020 I went to Shanghai Zoo to see the red pandas, but on the way, I looked in on the big cats. The leopards had their backs turned, as they often do, but here as you see, the lynx was quietly cleaning itself oblivious to passers by (including me). On thisContinue reading “Lynx, Shanghai”

Tyrannosaurus Rex, Shanghai

The Shanghai Natural History Museum, is probably my favourite public building in Shanghai. It has an atrium, which brings a little natural light into what would otherwise be a rather large, dark museum. Visitors start their visit at the top of the building, learning about the origin of the universe and slowly work their wayContinue reading “Tyrannosaurus Rex, Shanghai”

Twilight, Shanghai

I like twilight, the time of day, not the overwrought movie. photographically, it mutes colours, but the deeper shadows help to subdue annoying street clutter. The snag of twilight, is that there is less sunlight to work with. As you can see in this picture, here I was mostly working with light coming from theContinue reading “Twilight, Shanghai”

Long Shadow, Shanghai

Although I have been there quite a few times, I always enjoy walking around Shanghai – there is always something to see. The camera I was using was made in 1975 and as usual, I found myself wondering what the place I was visiting was like in 1975. West Nanjing Road is probably the mostContinue reading “Long Shadow, Shanghai”

Open-air Medicine, Shanghai

When I visit Shanghai, I tend to stay in the “local” neighbourhoods. The hotels are a bit more basic, but they are definitely cheaper and you can see the street life going on around you. In this case people would have a consultation on the street, which is different to the “behind closed doors” approachContinue reading “Open-air Medicine, Shanghai”

Resting on Jianguo Road

One of the things I like about Shanghai, is how it has 4 distinct seasons. When I took this photo, it was Summer. And it gets hot and humid. So hot and humid, the walls seem to sweat. Time to find some shade and have a rest. The other thing I like about Shanghai, isContinue reading “Resting on Jianguo Road”

From the Oriental Pearl Tower

I’m absolutely terrified of heights, but some reason, I like taking pictures from tall buildings. The Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai has a fine view of the Bund and the riverside area. In this case, I felt that everything below had a toy like quality, partly because everything looked frozen and unmoving (I believe theContinue reading “From the Oriental Pearl Tower”