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Shanghai

Big – Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower

I just finished lamenting how un-big the backpack I’ll be living out of for the next 14 to 16 months is going to be, so it’s nice to have this antidote, courtesy of this week's Wordress Photo Challenge. This is the 88-story tall Jin Mao Tower, one of three skyscrapers that provide the primary focal points of Shanghai's Pudong district, an area…
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Five Long Exposures Inside Shanghai’s Bund Tourist Tunnel

And a hideously tacky Tourist Tunnel it is. But it makes for some great photo opportunities during the course of its five-minute journey. Everything about the tunnel, which connects The Bund and Puxi to the Pudong Financial District beneath the Huangpu River, is so comically over the top and kitschy that it's sublimely good. Well, almost.…
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MOCA-Shanghai

A few quick shots of Shanghai's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a very nice, if somewhat small, space on the…

The world, through Chinese brushes

Shanghai is expecting upwards of 70 million visitors for the World Expo, which is going on now through 31 October. I wasn't one of those --with 300,000 + visitors per day last week, I decided to avoid the lines and crowds during the 48 free hours I had. The closest I came was an expo-related exhibit at the Shanghai Art Museum, 'One World, One…
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The Great Firewall

Off to Shanghai tomorrow for the next week. It's not a wordpress-friendly place, so this, shot during the Beijing…