S is for Shanghai

Shanghai was another of the Chinese cities we visited in 2006 – see also C is for Chengdu. We stayed on the super-modern Pudong side of the river with good views over to the Bund, with its European architecture, and also visited the old Chinese areas and the former home of Zhou Enlai (first Premier of the People’s Republic) in the French Concession. Truly a city of contrasts.


22 thoughts on “S is for Shanghai

  1. Donna April 22, 2014 / 14:12

    Fascinating pictures. I’m very jealous of all the places you’ve been.


  2. Birgit April 22, 2014 / 14:26

    Shanghai always had a grip on me to visit because of its history and not the nice kind. I am speaking of people who got shanghaied (Spelling??) The modern with their own world and the European influence-quite eclectic


    • Anabel Marsh April 22, 2014 / 14:40

      I think that’s the right spelling! It is eclectic – and all that modern area had sprung up in about 10 years or something.


  3. Calli April 22, 2014 / 17:10

    Wow, that is a big contrast! With the neon skyscrapers and traditional wooden buildings it looks like Shanghai has it all 🙂


    • Anabel Marsh April 22, 2014 / 17:36

      Yes, and a lot of European architecture as well. Very interesting!


  4. cvail April 22, 2014 / 18:36

    I’ve spent exactly one night in Shanghai, which was not on my agenda. Rode a bus, lots of spitting, the hotel was below standard. Not the best experience…So! Yes, I have to go back.


    • Anabel Marsh April 22, 2014 / 20:06

      Hmm, have experienced spitting elsewhere, but not Shanghai. There seemed to be a lot of Chinese tourists, some of whom obviously weren’t used to westerners. It’s the only place I’ve been asked to have my photo taken with complete strangers.


  5. cassam101 April 22, 2014 / 20:12

    Lovely photos. You are so well travelled.


    • Anabel Marsh April 22, 2014 / 20:17

      Thanks, Anne. I’m just loving this opportunity to document some of it.


  6. Andrea @ Maybe It's Just Me April 23, 2014 / 02:11

    I can;t imagine having so many different adventures…ours are to the same places over and over, but still fun!


    • Anabel Marsh April 23, 2014 / 07:40

      Yes, that can be fun too. I love the feeling of going back to a place and knowing it already.


  7. Eli April 23, 2014 / 02:18

    Never been to Shanghai – but I really would like to visit.. Your post reminded me on that – seems you like it and the pictures are great too.. *sigh* one day…:-)


    • Anabel Marsh April 23, 2014 / 07:42

      Thanks – we did like it, but China is so vast there are many more cities I would like to visit.


  8. Sukanya Ramanujan April 23, 2014 / 05:28

    Great post! Shanghai is on my list for this year- fingers crossed I make it!!!


  9. Janice Heck April 26, 2014 / 18:15

    I loved Shanghai. Wish I could go again. Your photos brought back pleasant memories.


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