Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai: A Portrait Of A Modern City

Upon arriving to Shanghai for the very first time – you might think that you’ve actually landed in New York or London.  This huge megapolis, the largest city in the country – looks anything but a… ‘classic’ Chinese city.  It’s filled with tall skyscrapers, made of steel and glass.  It’s also full of classic European patterns and designs.

It is only much later, once you start exploring this gorgeous city – from its heart to the outskirts, from neighborhood to neighborhood, or even a block to block, you will start to notice the unmissable elements and details, which could only belong to China.  One of these gems is the Yu Garden, located in the northeast part of the city.  Another one is the breathtaking Jing’an Temple.  Luckily, there are many more.

But if one takes a quick look into the not-so-distant history of the city – one will understand Shanghai.  It used to be… a small fishing village, before the coming of the Brits.  Defeated, conquered and occupied – it began growing and spreading, faster than industrial revolution, and has never stopped.  Nowadays, it is one of the most beautiful and modern cities in the World, and if you haven’t had a chance to visit it yet – here’s a preview:

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

‘The Bund Bull’ is a twin brother of the Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’ – they were both designed by the same sculptor, Arturo Ugo Di Modica.

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Beautiful streets of Shanghai – enveloped in a mixture of Western architecture and local street signs.

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

The famous Oriental Pearl Tower – it can be spotted from some very unusual and interesting spots all over Shanghai.

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Architectural details…

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Nanjing Road – one of the most famous shopping streets in the city, and perhaps the entire country.

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Three of Shanghai’s most famous skyscrapers – Shanghai Tower (on the right), Jin Mao Tower (in the middle), and the Shanghai World Financial Center (on the left side).

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

‘Century Overbridge’ (an elevated footbridge) – one of the top sights in the city.

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

People’s Park – one of the most charming and beautiful parks, located right in the heart of the city.

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

Shanghai, China - Global Storybook

London calling…

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