Shanghai is some sight

Couldn't access my blog while in Shanghai, but luckily photo cameras are not yet dependent on continuous web connections to store the photos (is that an idea for camera makers: no more memory cards, just direct upload to a web gallery?). Some are already on Flickr, but here's another one, symbolising how Shanghai is changing beyond recognition, even for its own (older) inhabitants! The 'rive droite' area, Pudong, was only rice fields twenty years ago, we were told, and now skyscrapers are mushrooming faster than rice could grow ;-)

The photo was a snapshot upwards to a higher level of walkways along the river boulevard, giving a great perspective and at the same time giving the contrast between the people's amazed expressions and the all-too-modern (for them, it seems) buildings in the background.

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