Shanghai, located in the Yangtze River Delta is one of the largest metropolitan area in the world. According to the latest data the number of residents reached 19.21 million at the end of 2009. This dynamic, exciting city offers modern shopping malls, contemporary architecture and traditional Chinese style of buildings, the one that is know to as from old movies. There are temples, classical gardens and streets markets.
The contrast between the modern and the traditional is visible at every step. Personally, I think that the contrast makes Shanghai one of the most interesting city to visit.
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located in Pudong Park in Lujiazui, Shanghai, this 468 meters tower is the world's third tallest TV and radio tower.
The Bund, famous waterfront is known as a symbol of Shanghai. It stretches along Haungpu River, form Wainbaidu Bridge to Nanpu Bridge. Along Bund on the west site are situated 26 buildings representing different architectural style: Gothic, Classicism, Renaissance and Baroque.
A boat with large commercial banner, Shanghai is very commercialized. The neon are beautifully illuminating skyscrapers, and others buildings in Shanghai. The new face of the metropolis emerges after dusk.
The Russian Consulate in Shanghai dates to the mid-nineteenth century when a temporary Consulate of Russia opened in this city. The building from the architecture point of view became one of the best among city’s consular offices and one of the most beautiful Russian diplomatic missions abroad.
At first sight you see that Shanghai is a showcase of Chinese business. The center of Shanghai is filled with architectural gems, the renown high designer brands are competing to attract more customers. Shanghai left me with the impression of power and money.