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ScouseLeeM on Tour
14th Aug 2011 - 19th Aug 2011
Shanghai Bund 2 - the sequel

A very brief tour...while working in Shanghai, 3 of us took an evening to head to the Bund. Had already been before, but this time got to cross the final 'to do' off my list, going up to the observation platforms in the magical Pearl Tower.

We spent most of the evening queueing, first to get into the tower, then for the elevator to the first observation tower, then for the next lift to the much higher 'space module' (later had to queue for each elevator in reverse!) - however, well worth it to see the Bund from an alternative perspective.

We had intended to go to the revolving restaurant in the tower, but it closses at 9pm, which seems to be a huge lost revenue opportunity given the Bund is lit up until11pm! Instead we had to head to the only local eatery that was still open after our sightseeing - a cheeseburger and pineapple pie in McDonalds, ah the culture...

This time I also made sure to spot the '3 graces' of Shanghai, something I had not been aware of on my previous tour This is a scaled down replica of the 3 graces on Liverpool's waterfront - the Liver building, plus...err, the other 2. Knowing it was there made it much easier to spot, maybe the fact that they don't actually have the Liver Bird at the top of their Liver building replica is why I didn't notice first time around...onwards to Vietnam/Cambodia...

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Diary Photos
17th Aug 2011  Shanghai 3 graces

17th Aug 2011  Bund

17th Aug 2011  Pearl Tower

17th Aug 2011  Shanghai Finanace District

17th Aug 2011  Shanghai 3 Graces aerial view

17th Aug 2011  Shanghai from the tower

17th Aug 2011  Bund from above

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