03.10.2013 - 03.10.2013
We spent just a little time shopping and sight seeing. The mall was near the Lujiazui Circular Pedestrian Bridge. It's a recently built circle walk near the Expo Buildings (the pink pointy space tower) and the aquarium. The walkway was pretty crowded, so I would advise to go and just spend a few minutes photo bombing tourists. It's impossible not to photo bomb because of the constant flow of traffic. It's a great place to get up close to some of the skyscrapers.
You can also see one of the world's tallest buildings. When I first saw this tower, it gave me shivers. It is the definition of colossal, the way it towers above other buildings formerly known as tall. This building is a beautiful monster, winding it's way through the grass of the skyline and reaching towards the heavens inspiring envy in Babel. It is unforgettable.
I won't post all my pictures from this place, but if you live in Shanghai (or you just really want American food), there's a small NY style deli called Archie B's on the outside of the mall on one end of the walkway. They claim to use meat from Katz in NYC, and I would believe it (in spite of not understand how that would work in customs). We had pastrami sandwiches and Rubens and it completely satisfied all those meat cravings.
Next stop was Waitan 外滩. It's known as The Bund in all English language tourist magazines, but if you want to make sure the Taxi driver understands you, you had better learn the Chinese name as well. It's a strip along the river bank that is great for viewing the famous Shanghai skyline.
Posted by Blanchardlawn
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