Theme: NIGHT (in Shanghai)

by Alessandro Gho September. 10, 2007 24590 views

Next to my Hotel, in People’s Square, was one of the busiest streets of Shanghai: Nanjing Lu. A 30 minutes walk, east direction, led me to the Bund, Shanghai’s most famous walkway.

At the Bund a Chinese girl was selling luminescent horns. This walkway was the heart of the colonial Shanghai, flanked on one side by the Huangpu River and on the other by hotels, banks, offices, and clubs that were the grandiose symbols of western powers.

People were watching an advertisement boat passing by along the Huangpu River. Shanghai’s River is a mere 68 miles (110 Km) in length, but yet a busy commercial waterway and probably the best spot from were to appreciate the skyline of the city by night.

The view of Pudong District, set on the other side of the River, was amazing: a blaze of neon. Since the beginning of its development in 1990, Pudong has emerged as China’s financial and commercial hub. This modern Shanghai District is also home of China’s tallest skyscrapers.

Connecting the two flanks of the River is the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, which offers a high-tech passage beneath the Huangpu River. Passengers are carried by small cars and entertained during the short trip by an accompanying soundtrack and a laser show.

That was my last night in China. The next time I’ve seen the sun raising it was in Qatar, half way of my journey back to London.

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Fali 13 years, 2 months ago

breathtaking shots..

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Andrea 13 years, 2 months ago

bellissimo set di foto...... stupendi colori...la 1 ,4 6 sono le mie favorite.

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Luucha 13 years, 3 months ago

very beautiful set!!!

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Lulu.D 13 years, 3 months ago

and hi there

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Lulu.D 13 years, 3 months ago

3,4,5 r coooooool
wish i could be sh

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ivã¡N Islas 13 years, 4 months ago

WOw, I would like to go there! Brilliant work!

13 years, 4 months ago Edited
Rajendra Uprety 13 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful! mild and attractive..

13 years, 4 months ago Edited
David Cardona 13 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful night takes! I added first one into my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Al 13 years, 5 months ago

Great set the last picture I added to my fav.;-)

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David Cardona 13 years, 6 months ago

Marvellous night shots! A great post! gOrgEOUs!

13 years, 6 months ago Edited
David Cardona 13 years, 6 months ago

Marvellous set! Wonderful night shots! Congrats!

13 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ajoeh 13 years, 6 months ago

wow, great work alex, surely superb.

13 years, 6 months ago Edited
Giorgio 13 years, 6 months ago

great set!

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Nazanin 13 years, 6 months ago

specially #2.

13 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nazanin 13 years, 6 months ago

perfect.

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Anna 13 years, 6 months ago

all I can say - excellent, anna :)

13 years, 6 months ago Edited
Scribe 13 years, 6 months ago

excellent shots... wish I had taken them while I was there. :)

13 years, 6 months ago Edited
Whitecotton 13 years, 6 months ago

2# is nice.

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Varghese Mathew 13 years, 6 months ago

Thats nice reflection of Shanghai. Great set.

13 years, 6 months ago Edited
Chris 13 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic set, awesome shots

13 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tim 13 years, 6 months ago

Amazing set, what lively photos, u captured the night perfect, congrat!!

13 years, 6 months ago Edited
Valeria 13 years, 7 months ago

The first is amazing!

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shengli Chen 13 years, 7 months ago

I love No.5.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sebastian Ekdahl 13 years, 7 months ago

Shanghai looks like an awesome city, Love pic 4.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Agodashi 13 years, 7 months ago

great set!! Love specially the #4 and the last one!! Superb work!!

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Krystyna Knypl 13 years, 7 months ago

superb! thanks for sharing.

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Lisa 13 years, 7 months ago

Amazing set! A wonderful set to remember the nights from your visit. I love #4, beautiful!

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Abbeyh13 13 years, 7 months ago

love #1! wow!

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Rebecca Cipolla 13 years, 7 months ago

Awesome. Each one of these captures so much. They function well as stand alone images but also as a set.

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Ana Lucie 13 years, 7 months ago

Dear Alex,
I'm not sure what I like more: the images or the text. Pretty colors, great angles and yes, you write so good!
Thanks for sharing your experiences and please check the subtitles I've put!
A.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
K C Ng 13 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful set!! I especially love the last two:))

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Chris 13 years, 7 months ago

amazing set! lovely colours ! #4 picture Wow!!

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Alessandro Gho 13 years, 7 months ago

[b]For longimanus[/b]: You'r right I've used a 16mm fisheye, actually was a 24mm equivalent because of the size of the my sensor. The laser pic didn't need a stand, I was even on a moving little train, that because the exposure was calculated in spot and right on the laser light, therefore the shutter speed wasn't that slow ..the anti-shake did the rest : ))

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 13 years, 7 months ago

amazing work. a delightful through our eyes

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Monika 13 years, 7 months ago

The Pudong District and the Laser Show shots are just unbelievable! Have you been using a fisheye? (it looks like you are far away out in the sea on a boat, but as you say it is a river, so you were pretty close). The exposure is perfect! Have you been using a stativ for the laser show shot?
The district shot goes to my favs for sure!

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Laura Sauchelli 13 years, 7 months ago

this is the most explosive set i've ever seen! :D great

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Matheus G. Reis 13 years, 7 months ago

Hi, Iagho.

Great set and documentary shots! China must be a wonderful country to visit!

Liked a lot all the pictures, but last one (the plane with a sunset on the background) is astonishing.

Great job, man. Keep shooting.

Cheers.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gary 13 years, 7 months ago

haha.. I've been to all these places. You must be enjoyed the food and cultures there. SH is a good place except bit crowded.

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Costanza Maremmi 13 years, 7 months ago

beautiful pictures, great job. congratulations

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Fionarobinson 13 years, 7 months ago

great night shots, love the curve on the #1 shot

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