Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Minjie took this photo of me along the Huangpo river in Shanghai. Notice the beautiful skyscraper to the left of the lamp, the top floors of which are made to resemble a lotus blossom. This is the west (Pu Xi) side of the river that, until about ten years ago, represented the whole of Shanghai. Now the East (Pu Dong) side of the river is being developed at a rapid pace and represents the future of Shanghai. The Pu Xi side does however trump it's close neighbor in one important respect: the incredible wide walking boulevard seen behind me in this photograph that parallels the curvature of the river for what seems like miles.