- Posted August 18, 2013 by
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Life in China
Good morning, Shanghai!
But the early birds can enjoy a different view here. The almost deserted walk is the reign of playful men who fly their kites and exchange expertise.
The HuangPu river, instead, is busy 24/7 being the main artery for barge transportation. It is crossed by ships of all sizes including some cruise monsters and the ferries that take pedestrians and mopeds across the two banks for less than 3 yuan.
The skyline is impressive. With the Shanghai Tower almost completed Shanghai has once again the worlds second tallest skyscraper: 632 m (2,073 ft). The record once belonged to the Shanghai World Financial Center that with its characteristic bottle opener shape was completed in 2007.
Yet the most renowned shape belongs to the Oriental Pearl Tower that was the first high rise construction in the Pudong side back in 1994. 20 years feel like geologic time scale here. The same time-lapse taken then would have shown the tower standing alone in an almost deserted area.
I like coming here with the kids when this hugely populated town still belongs to the few early birds...