Shanghai (China). Walking along the Bund by night and counting the million lights of Pudong.
Shanghai (China). Pudong from the Bund: a typical night landscape of the Chinese booming city
Shanghai (China). It was at the end of a long and tough studying day (in that period I was doing my executive MBA at TRIUM and the class was in China) when I headed to Pudong, the financial district of Shanghai, to have a drink at the Shanghai World Financial Center. I heard that at the top of this super tall skyscraper, just below the observatory deck, there was the bar of the Park Hyatt Hotel, named 100 Century Avenue Bar. No need to say: my camera was with me of course! I had been informed that the view was amazing, and I was quite excited; but to be honest, I was totally unprepared to this landscape…
It was not a peak hour, so when I arrived there the place was empty enough to have the privilege to choose my table; luckily, there was one available close to the window. Although it was already dark and a bit foggy, I could see the wonderful landscape down of me: the close Jin Mao Tower was looking so “small” and short from there – and few minutes before, from the ground, it was such a massive building – that I really had the feeling of flying. I was totally mesmerised: I captured several photographs, some of them being “disturbed” by thick clouds passing down of me. But I still have clear in my mind that experience and even today I can say that it was one of the most exciting drinks I have ever had in my life.