Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The night lights of Shanghai.


Looking across the Huangpu River to the skyscrapers of Shanghai. The tall structure on the far left is the Oriental Pearl Tower.

T
o work off the bazillion calories we all just consumed, Jenny suggested taking a walk. Perfect!

Shanghai glows at night from all the neon lights!! We headed out of the restaurant, down the street that our hotel is on, then onto Nanjing Road and then headed towards the Bund....an area famous for its historic British and European style buildings. There was a lot of construction going on in the area so we were not able to reach the area that runs along the Huangpu River that divides Shanghai into eastern and western regions. On the eastern side of the river are all the modern day skyscrapers...quite a spectacular sight even in the dark of night. Since there wasn't much to see along the Bund, we didn't linger long.

Fortunately, after sunset, the humidity drops to a comfortable level and so it turned out to be the perfect night for a stroll. To and from the Bund, I got to chat with a few of my new tour mates. I think I'm really going to enjoy this group....it's a wonderful mix of age and experience and it seems like everyone has a great sense of humor.

Good night, Shanghai!

The street outside the hotel.




















Nanjing Road all lit up.


















Historic British and European style buildings along the Bund.