We started our China trip in Shanghai, a small village 250 years ago now a clean megacity of 25 million. The historical British Concession (Bund), won in the Opium Wars of the 19th century lies west of the Huangpo River, bustling ultra modern Pudong to the east.
Pudong – 25 years ago it was farmland
From our hotel – a canal winds to the Huangpo River
British Concession (Bund), won in the 19th century Opium Wars
Heavenly Guardian, 7th Century, in Shanghai Museum
Blue sky day in Shanghai wth the world’s 2nd highest building
Chrysanthemum fish – cut to open like a flower
These are not mushrooms – they are steamed pork buns
Morning kite flying on the Bund
Street dancing in Shanghai
Dragon in the Yu Gardens, originally designed in the Ming Dynasty
These buns are full of juice!
Rolling pork filled dumplings
Pudong from the Huangpo River at night