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Magnificent Shanghai Bund

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The Bund area of Shanghai is my absolute favorite. It lies along the river, occupying the land formerly reserved for foreign customs houses and other European missions. Historically, however, it was primarily British.

A modern Peninsula Hotel was built a few years ago, yet it has a sophisticated art deco look. The canopies are well done, and the lanterns stand off nicely.

The dramatic lighting is generally fantastic.

I took pictures of the hotel and the larger area using my new iPhone. It takes pretty good pictures. You can see downtown Shanghai with its skyscrapers in the background in some shots.