Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Taken in Shanghai last week, this is the Shangai Art Museum, though it also houses a restaurant on the fifth floor (which is the reason I was there in the first place). I found Shanghai interesting because it's such an intense mix of the old and the new. You can easily have a traditional Chinese building next to a huge, modern skyscraper, with a European style building next to that. 

The overall feeling in Shanghai is that it's big - very big. The city has a population of over twenty million (and that's just the official number), and the area is about a third of the size of Slovenia (a good six thousand square kilometers). I loved it, even though I could not imagine living there for any extended period of time. 

Just to note, the photo above was taken hand-held with a fixed 28 mm F/2,8 lens. Shanghai is actually very, very bright, especially at night. It has quite a bit of smog, which tends to reflect the light back down. Because of this, I imagine one never sees the stars (kind of sad, when you think about it).

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