The Night Skyline, Shanghai, China

By | 2018-02-22T12:31:53+00:00 December 7, 2016|Categories: Asia, China, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |2 Comments
China Shanghai skyline night

The Shanghai skyline at night: a scene from Blade Runner–the original version. Note the face on the building on the right.

If you can stand all the pushing and shoving of the millions walking along The Bund in Shanghai, you can get up to the riverside rail and get a photo of the colorful and architecturally distinguished modern Shanghai skyline.

It’s right out of Blade Runner, if you ask me. The moisture, the pollution, the noodles, and, most of all, the projected advertising face on the Kyocera building. Eerie at best. Frightening and foreboding at worst.

For some more photos of Shanghai’s impressive skyline, look here for the daytime version and here for a shot along the Bund of the older architecture on the other side of the river. You could spend months there and not exhaust the possibilities.

You can also get a lot more information about the spectacular changing architecture of Shanghai by taking a Context Travel tour while you are there. We did, and loved it.


  1. Lis Sowerbutts July 3, 2017 at 12:33 am - Reply

    We’ll be there in 3 weeks – so looking forward to it – Blade Runner is what has occurred to me too!

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