Shanghai from Waibaidu Bridge

Called the Garden Bridge in English, Waibaidu Bridge is China’s first all-steel bridge. Built in 1856 it crosses Suzhou Creek near where it joins the Huangpu River. When I stayed in Shanghai this bridge was next to my hotel on the north side of the creek. I walked across it many times heading south towards The Bund and central Shanghai. Black and white processing of photographs often highlights details that are easier to overlook in the colour version. In this case the textures on the tarmac and the patterns that the rivets make on the steel of the bridge.

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