Shanghai skyline at night

Shanghai skyline at night

This view was the reason I wanted to visit Shanghai. The tall building lit up with purple lights is the Oriental Pearl Tower. The two largest spheres are around 50 metres in diameter. Opened in 1994 this tower is a symbol of Chinese architecture. The larger but further away building on the right. Lit up in yellow is the Shanghai Tower. This 632 metre tall tower is the second largest building in the world. 

Shanghai at dawn

Shanghai at dawn

Standing on the Zhapu Road Bridge looking down Suzhou Creek towards Pudong. In the foreground, you can see Waibaidu Bridge, called the garden bridge in English. The building on the right is the Former Row Club. In the background, you can see the iconic buildings of the Pudong skyline. Taken before sunrise, the buildings aren’t lit up in the same way they are in the evenings. There is a better reflection on the water due to there being less wind so early in the morning.

Shanghai skyline

Shanghai skyline

The skyline of Shanghai is one of the most impressive in the world. Massive skyscrapers and unique architecture on a sweeping corner of the Huangpu River. This is the Pudong area of the city from the Bund. Having shown many friends and family my collection of Shanghai photos. This black and white version of the skyline has been popular. The increased contrast and monochrome processing makes it seem very futuristic. I prefer my colour version taken at dusk.

Huxinting Teahouse at Yu Garden

Huxinting Teahouse at Yu Garden

The Huxinting Teahouse is one of the central features of the Yu Gardens in the Old City. To the left is the zigzag Bridge of Nine Turnings. This bridge is one of the most iconic sights in Shanghai. It was impossible to get a clear view of the whole bridge without being higher up. Either from a drone or nearby building, neither of which I had access to. Visiting the gardens was the first thing I did on my first visit to China a few weeks ago. With a 24 hour stopover in the city, I went straight to the gardens early on a Saturday morning. It was very crowded, as expected.