Friday, November 25, 2011

Huangpu River Tour (11/25/2011)

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving!
Kent is in a neighboring city of Hangzhou, giving a presentation for work. I went looking for gift bags.
Passed a church offering Masses:
But I can't figure out the name of the church.
The entrance to the Caojiadu Flower Market:
Four floors!
A Christmas tree in front of the market:
An odd building with the Statue of Liberty on top:
Solanum mammosum/Nipple fruit:
It seems many live roses are dyed and/or glittered:
Bulk fresh cut flowers:
There were plenty of Christmas decorations:
A "pumpkin pie" from a German bakery in Shanghai:

Friday, November 25, 2011
Kent took the day off. We first went to brunch at an American sports bar and watched the Thanksgiving evening football game live.
Then we went on the Huangpu River Tour cruise.
View of Pudong (East of the Pu) near the Oriental Pearl TV Tower:
View of Pudong with the two tallest buildings in Shanghai:
Note the construction in front of the tallest bulding of the new tallest building-to-be.
View of The Bund, the south end:
View of Tamiko:
The Bund:
North of The Bund:
Puxi (West of the Pu):
The Shanghai Convention Centre & the Oriental Pearl:
The Shanghai Port International Cruise Passenger Terminal, Observation Bubble:
Built in 2004 and designed by Frank Repas.
Pudong - China Merchants Bank Mansion:
Completed in 2011.
CITIC Pacific Group HQ Twin Towers and China Merchants Bank Mansion:
The Zhongrong Jasper Building (left) and China Merchants Bank Mansion:
Jasper built in 2008, designed by Gresham, Smith & Partners.
CITIC Pacific Group HQ Twin Towers:
Built in 2010 and designed by Arquitectonica.
Freighter passing a port:
Port cranes:
Yangpu Bridge:
The 15th longest cable-stayed bridge in the world and the second longest in Shanghai.
Pudong with the tallest buildings in silhouette:
Swing bridge at a marina:
Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal:
Built in 2010 and designed by Sparch.
China Maritime Safety Administration building:
With the Peninsula Hotel in the background.
The Bund Promenade is getting crowded:
Last look at Pudong:
Shi Liu Pu Ferry Terminal:
Tour boat:
Signs on the boat:
Sign on the ferry terminal:

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