28 300 km, 26 days (Part1)

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The plane left from Frankfurt am Main on the 21st of september. 10 hours later I landed at Shanghai Pudong. My boyfriend was there… we could finally see each other after 2 months at the other end of the planet.

We spend 2 days in Shanghai, where I could get used to the jet lag and discover this other universe which is China. I was so impressed by almost every detail, every person I saw that I shot a lot of pictures during these two first days. The following pictures represent some my first impressions of China. Enjoy the never sleeping, enormous, fabulous city of Shanghai.

(For those who are interested, I shot the pictures with my Nikon D200 and an AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED objective. And YES, it is heavy….! )

One the first picture of this post, you can see the famous “Bund”. The building under construction will be over 600m high… But those buildings are not the only sky scratchers of the town. So far you can see, all buildings have at least 10 floors. I qualify Shanghai as a “high” city. (in comparison for example to Peking)

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This is the Chinese version of an e-bike… yes, it is powered with lead batteries!DSC_0026

We slept in the building with the “planet” on the top, at the 35th floor. On the top part of the planet, there is a bar with a fantastic view on the bund and the lower part of the sphere contains a rotating restaurant room…

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Shanghai by night, seen from our hotel room.

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This is the first thing I ate in China: lotus seeds. We bought it fresh on the street.

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Pressed Tofu, at the restaurant.

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From the left to the right: frogs, snails, snakes. These animals are alive, and destined to end in the plate of the buyer!

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Incredible variety of fruits, fresh and tasty.

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Scaffolding made of bamboos…

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… custom-tailored collars…

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..old beliefs: both spheric parts of this dry fruit may represent luck and wealth in one’s life…DSC_0144 DSC_0146 DSC_0175

…the REAL cotton market (on the streets of the old Shanghai).

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To be continued!

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