Shanghai: Part Two

View from the Bund of the Shanghai skyline and the Huangpu River.

View from the Bund of the Shanghai skyline and the Huangpu River.

We walked along both sides of the Huangpu river and captured both skylines. It was pretty hazy this morning so it was difficult to really capture all of the buildings. The building that looks like a bottle opener has a very interesting backstory. That building was made by Japanese architects and originally had a round hole at the top. The Chinese got upset because it looked like the Japanese flag so they ended up changing the shape, hence the "bottle opener" nickname.

View from the Bund

View from the Bund

Neighborhood near Yu Garden.

Neighborhood near Yu Garden.

Around midday we went to a 400 year old garden and had lunch in the area. There was a lot of poverty in the surrounding neighborhoods and the only hope these people have of getting out of it is for the government to take their property and relocate them.

Tonight I was supposed to go back to the Bund to get a shot of the skyline lit up but I got really sick (again) and decided to have a night in.

Tomorrow I fly back home!