Shanghai is a grand old city...
that simmers in the day...
and glitters at night.
Nanjing Dong Lu
I havenīt been to Vegas...
but I seriously doubt itīs any brighter.
God bless communism !
The main attraction is the historical "Bund",
a strip of colonial era buildings along the riverfront.
This is what they call the "Old town".
A nice more old fashioned place,
full of action.
The "French quarter",
is a bit more posh.
Here's another part of town where the old is yielding to the new & shiny.
PUDONG !....the city they built in 10 yrs !!!
in 1990 there was nothing but swamps & lettuce farms here !!!???
a closer look......at the China of tomorrow...
an architectural wonderland !
Then we went to HANGSHOU.
A town with a long history of dynasties molding the place to their liking,
a couple hundred miles southwest of Shanghai.
Itīs a very popular place for Chinese honeymooners
and also students partying on the "party block".
we had a great time here !
Practicing to beat Cambridge or Oxford ? (rowing).
in far more perfect surroundings than most anywhere in Asia.??
in a perfectly sterile sort of way that is.
Pure Chinese style.