Friday, April 1, 2016

2016 Asia Mega Tour - Shanghai, The Never Ending China Pictures Continue

I realize that I'm putting out around three posts a day but you have no idea of how many pictures I took (even being ruthless with deleting them while editing). Damn the Great Firewall to Heck! If I hadn't fallen this far behind...I need to get caught up because in just a few days we're going to be off again.

So on our last day in Shanghai we actually visited a few things in Shanghai - the Old French Concession, Fuxing Park, the Bund and a river cruise to take in the sky line. The history of Shanghai is inexorably connected with the time in the late 19th early 20th century when China's sovereignty was dominated by European powers. During this period, Shanghai developed from a minor city to a major one. The French Concession and the Bund represent that period of development.

Pictures from the French Concession



 In the French Concession is the location of the first Congress of Communist Party of China...really looking forward to that!
 But no :(
Our ongoing track record of places we want to see being repaired

 Fuxing Park

There are rules here
You may skip, run, jump, hop
But you may not...











The Bund and the Shanghai Skyline

Panorama of the Waterfront
video
Our boat ride on the river gave us the best viewpoint of the Bund which has one of the best collections of art deco era buildings in the world.







4 comments:

Renee Michelle Goertzen said...

I'm not sure I understand the Six Convenience Service Measures. Did this make more sense in context?

JRR said...

I am now deeply concerned that you will sentenced to hard labor for persistent striding...

alexis said...

man. still love Shanghai. Such an amazing place.

de-I said...

Renee Michelle - No it didn't!
JRR - This is why one travels to China with a member of the diplomatic corps as your personal guide. The prison stay was mercifully short!