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Friday, April 20, 2012

Homeward bound

It feels like I've been gone a month! However, tonight we head back to the states, arriving in LA before we leave Shanghai. Yeah, crossing the international dateline messes with the space time continuum.

I'll write up some more experiences when I Get home to a normal internet connection. For now, more pictures. These are from a walk in the Pudong side of Shanghai on Thursday as well as a long walk through the French Concession (Eastern), Xintandi, and People's Square yesterday. We went to the Bund again at night since it was nearby.

For our last day, we are checking out of the hotel and going to try and go up in pearl tower to the observation deck.

See you back in the states!

One of many awesome statues in Jing'an Park
The beautiful tree-lined streets of the French Concession,
just south of Jing'an where we are staying.
Statuettes - old or new? In the French Concession. Lovely streets here!
Cathay Theater in the Eas French Concession.
Cathay Theater in the French Concession. Hopefully Jen's mom recognizes!
Much of Shanghai is faux-styled. 5% original, 95% rebuilt.
French Concession, East, kind of near Xintandi
Tree lined streets of the French Concession. Fuxing Road or Huaihai Road.
Fuxing Park
Fuxing Park
A fountain in spacious Fuxing Park in the French Concession
A monument in People's Square. We didn't stay very long there
because there were roving bands of scammers trying to get us to go to expensive
tea ceremonies. They spoke remarkably good English and were our instant friends.
Thank goodness for the Fodor's guide which warned us. Most of the
buildings were closed already too.
A typical foggy day in Shanghai makes for a nice dusk photo of the Bund
The Bund at dusk, lit up
The Bund at night is big and bright, deep in the heart of Shanghai!
Crowds, old buildings on the Bund
Adios, Shanghai!

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