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Old Posted Nov 19, 2015, 9:22 AM
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Smile Freki presents Shanghai

Went to Shanghai for my birthday back in the fall - not here to tell long tales about that, but it's kinda worth noticing that while it may look like other well known Asian cities such as Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong etc it has a completely different feel and it was kind of a culture shock at first to me.
( I have been to Hong Kong a couple times - and love it - but this was my first visit to the mainland and quite different )

The traffic is insane, no respect for traffic lights, lanes or pedestrians - expecially the omnipresent electrical scooters is a major risk ( apperently running red lights full speed horns blazing into crowds is the norm - I was strafed multiple times and I'm quite amazing we only saw one person seriously hurt and a few minor accidents in the week we was there. ( ye be warned! )

Other thing to be aware of is behavior that most would consider extremely rude - pushing is apperently the norm - also when it's into a crowded metro that has reached it's final station and needs to empty.
And they sure loves to stare uninibited at you ( and your gf )

Also expect no english speaking locals other than the many scam artist couples acting like tourists trying to lure you into overpriced teahouses.


Negatives aside we did have a great trip and there's certainly also positive parts - most here will likely appriciate the skyscrapers that is some of the tallest in the world - including the 2nd tallest scraper in the world 'Shanghai Tower' that reaches a whopping 632m..


This will BTW be the first thread with my new resolution standard of 1500x900.. ( times have changed and even phones and tablets have above Full HD screens, so it makes sense to use a higher resolution while still keeping people's bandwith in mind )

Anyways enough chatter it's time for the photos..











































































































































































































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Old Posted Nov 19, 2015, 2:11 PM
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nice pics and thanks for the tour, I really gotta get back to Shanghai!
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What a tour! Great pics
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2015, 2:33 AM
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Awesome photos! The modern high rises remind me of Chicago. The two prominent Victorian Buildings on the Bund seem a bit evocative of Liverpool's Royal Liver Building & the Port of Liverpool Bldg.
Anyway, amazing city and thanks for sharing!
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Nice tour of a fantastic city. If you have not been yet, go, go now!
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Outstanding. I especially like the photos of the leafy streets.
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These are beautiful too, flint.
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It's amazing to me. Looks like Akira coming down here in his nuclear explosion. I love it.
But I'll admit, I love the Japanese graphical crap (and their super sophisticated cute girls too), it's our very generation here. It's not so much their often wannabe futuristic screenplays that sometimes could be smarter or more relevant, it's just and only their aesthetic. Pure dumb fashion all over Asia, up to my more or less innocent soul, I swear. I can't resist it.
This is widespread modern design when it still only was something nerdy in my country. It's historic, and very well laid out there.
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Great pics. Sounds like it would be a very intense experience. I like the diversity of landmark towers and the street level pics you posted look inviting too.

Oh hey look, you went to the future:

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Ummmm, wow. Amazing pictures and city. A must see, soon.
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I should also mention that People's Park is amazing.
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Incredible pics!
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Incredible updates! Shanghai is really a dream destination, I hope to go there sometime when the sky is clear!
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I should also mention that People's Park is amazing.
That was a really nice surprise for me - not really sure what I expected, but the vibe was really nice ( especially evening and early night ) and it ended up being a place we visited almost daily



On a sidenote - the first day we arrived there was a lot of old ladies in the park with umbrellas and old photos - we were very curious, but I didn't take any photos out of respect as it seemed to be about lost family members

Can anyone tell me what that was about?
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Amazing shots of Shanghai! Great job! Thanks a lot, FREKI.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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Fabulous. Brings back many memories of my 2012 Trip (I am going back next summer). Looks like you visited many of the spots that I went to.
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Love it!

You made The Bund look downright pleasant. Great air certainly helped, but this is a special area and I am glad the authorities recognize it as such, preserving as much of the colonial German architecture as possible.
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Great tour, what an impressive city, thanks Freki!
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Freki presents non-perfection this time, what camera you using why perspective distortion so serious?

"many scam artist couples acting like tourists trying to lure you into overpriced teahouses" that's new and interesting? What they did to you? They must use some tactics.
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