Shanghai became semi-colonial in early 1930s, as a result of several international
After Japan was defeated, in 1949, Shanhai came under communist control,
and continued up to present.
This photography was taken in May 2013.
The city planning map of shanghai in 1935
Shanghai is the largest city by population in the People's Republic of
China. It is one of the
four province-level municipalities of China, with a total population of
over 23 million as of
2010. It is a global city, with influence in commerce, culture, finance,
media, fashion, technology,
and transport. It is a major financial center and the busiest container
port in the world.
It is located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China. Shanghai sits at
the mouth of
Yangtze River in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. Shanghai is a
destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City
and Yu Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Lujiazui skyline. It
has been described
as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China.
Satellite photo of the urban area of Shanghai.
Yangtze River Delta
The aircraft from Narita to Shanghai is carrying air of Tokyo. The number
of passengers and the number of stewardess are
almost equal. This may be resulted of highly pathogenic avian influenza
and a tense relationship between Japan and China.
(L) A control tower of the Pudong International Airport (R) A welcome board
of the Pudong International Airport
(L) No-smoking sign posted at the airport (R) Check-in counter lobby of
the Pudong International Airport
(L) A long corridor to the railway station (R) A signboard at Metro station
of Pudong International Airport
The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centres on
a section of East-1
Zhongshan Road within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which
the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing Pudong, in the eastern part
of Huangpu District.
The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of
the road, as well as
some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations
Building heights are restricted in this area.
A morning mist in the Bund, Shanghai
A night view of the Bund, the former international concessions
(L) Impersonation country, China: The Shanghai's Bund Bull that was placed in 2010. (R) A morning view of
the Bund in Shanghai
Heritage architectures on the East-1 Zhonghan Road
(L) This photo shows Garden Bridge over Suzhou Creek and Broadway Mansions
(R) The Peace Hotel, formerly known as Sassoon House, one of the most famous
buildings on the Bund.
The Garden Bridge over Suzhou Creek is illuminated with various colors.
(L) Shanghai's Nanjing Road in the 1930s.
(R) Two women wear Shanghai styled qipao, a traditional one piece-Chinese
dress for women, seen in ad.of a soap. 1930s.
Jiujiang Road, Shanghai in 1920s, when the city was the center of national
Nanjing Road, the main shopping street in Shanghai
Nanjing Road, one of the most bussiest streets of the world
Nanjing Road pedestrian mall, perhaps the busiest retail street in the
city, in the Huangpu district
A police is patrolling all the way of Nanjing Road.
Nanjing Road pedestrian mall and a building with a giant thermometer on
(L) People's Square (R) The apple shop in the Nanjing Road pedestrian mall
Many brand shops along the West Nanjing Road
(L) People are gathering to play a card-plying at a garden of People's
(R) East Nanjing Road
$BN&2HS\(B Lujiazui is a peninsula formed by a bend in the Huangpu River. Since the early 1990s.
Lujiazui has been developed specifically as a new financial district of
Shanghai. The decision
to earmark Lujiazui for this purpose reflects its location: it is located
on the east side of
the Huangpu River in Pudong, and sits directly across the river from the
old financial and
business district of the Bund.
Lujiazui is a national-level development zone designated by the government.
the State Council reaffirmed the positioning of the 31.78 squ km Lujiazui
area as the only
finance and trade zone among the 185 state-level development zones in mainland
(L) Tall building complex at Lujiazui (R) Entrance to the SWFC Observatory
(L) An intermediate floor of the Center welcome visitors to the 100th observation
(R) Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Tower under
The Shanghai Tower will be the tallest building in China, and the second-tallest
in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
(L) An admission ticket shows the highest level of Shanghai World Financial
(R) The observation deck, Sky-Walk on the 100th floor at height of 474
m of the Shanghai World Financial Center:
The building was financed by Japanese, Chinese and Hong Kong banks, as
well as by the Japanese developer and American
and European investors.
A panoramic view of Lujiazui and Bund from the 94th Sky-Arena
(L) Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center (R) Shanghai World Financial Center at night
Lujiazui skyline, Pudong
The Bund rail tunnel for a tourist connects Lujiazui and Bund districts,
A morning mist in Shanghai: The Shanghai Tower under construction is in
Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden, which is located
in the southwest
of Bund, Shanghai. Yu Garden was first conceived in 1559 during the Ming
Dynasty by Yunduan.
A group of merchants renovated the increasingly decrepit grounds in 1760
and in 1780, and
the West Garden was opened to the general public. The gardens suffered
damage at numerous
times during the 19th century. During the First Opium War, British army
used a teahouse as a base
of operations. The gardens were again partly destructed by the war with
Japanese in 1942,
before being repaired by Shanghai government from 1956 to 1961. They were
opened to the
public in 1961 and declared a national monument in 1982.
(L) The entrance rock to the park (R) Renovated commercial building of
Commercial buildings in the former Nanshi district
(L) Commercial buildings in the former Nanshi district (R) A paper cutout
work by a cute Chinese woman
Song Yun Tower in Yu Garden
Pond and Dianchun Hall in Yu Garden: Youmust cross a zigzag bridge so you
donnot bring evil sprits with you.
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(L) No-smoking sign at Yu Garden (R) An unique cina liquor bottle cutting
Yu Garden, Shabghai
(L) An exquisite jade rock and a pavillion (R) There were many group tour
conducted for an English or German speaking group.
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in the large pond
Bund Tunnel, Shanghai for Tourists
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The article was written and photograph was taken in May 2013, by Junhaku
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