At the pier by the Huangpu River about to board a river cruise. Besides our boat was this giant boat adorned with two golden dragons at its front.
First view of the skyscrapers that make up the Shanghai skyline.
A set of what looks like residential towers right by the river. Prime real estate.
Hazy Lujiazui Skyline
A view of the skyline in 2011 on a hazy day. Some of the tallest buildings are visible (and since have been surpassed).
Beneath the Glass Towers
In this shot, under the skyscrapers of the skyline is a barge carrying raw materials that make it all possible.
Side view of the Shanghai World Financial Center
As we sailed down the Huangpu River, we got a side profile view of the Shanghai World Financial Center.
Shanghai World Financial Center
A view of the signature feature of the Shanghai World Financial Center: the hole near the top of the skyscraper.
Oriental Pearl Tower
Coming towards the Oriental Pearl Tower.
A close-up of the signature feature of the Shanghai World Financial Center.
A view of the skyline along the river bank.
The Shanghai World Financial Center looms in between two matching buildings.
As a city by the ocean as well, Shanghai has its shares of docks.
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
A distinctly non-Asian building houses the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.
Pudong River Bank
A modern sheltered park by the river.
Patriotic Shopping Avenue
Who knew you could have a whole store devoted to chopsticks!
Exploring Shanghai on foot along a shopping avenue.
Another area of Shanghai with a distinctly European feel.
Sharks on Display
Because why not - sharks swim in an aquarium visible from outside.