First of all, I must ask you not to judge the quality of photography of Worldwide Explorers and Skye Photography based upon my photographs. As the least knowledgeable photographer of the group, while I got excellent tips from our guides Marcus and James, I still managed to cut off the tops of buildings, take the photo from too high an angle, misalign the composition of the picture, etc. Both of our photographs will make you weep… but for different reasons.
With that disclaimer, on to Shanghai.
Shanghai is the largest city in China by population and the second most populous city in the world with a population of 24 million. It is a global financial center and the world’s busiest container port. It sits on the south edge of the estuary of the Yangtze River on the East China Sea.
Today, Shanghai is a mixture of new and old. There is the modern Shanghai with some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.
There is the historic Victorian Bund.
And, just a short walk away, is the old Shanghai with narrow streets, storefront vendors and crowded homes and shops.