I said I would post that little portrait of one of our group that a gentleman cut out of paper at the Xi’an Airport. Take note, it’s only about 2 inches tall.
Shanghai – one of China’s largest cities and its economic capitol. The city is filled with bold, exciting architecture that really makes it look like like Disneyland from some angles. And there’s all kinds of new construction going on in anticipation of next year’s World Fair here. This is China’s City of the Future.
And yes, that haze is thick and persistent – the top of the World Financial Center literally disappeared into it, and I was lucky to get the shot of it that I did.
After lunch, a little free time on our own, and we had to take a ride on Shanghai’s famous MagLev train – the fastest commuter train in the world, and a joint Chinese-German demonstration. The route runs between two stations, one in the city and the other at Pudong Airport – 30 kilometers (18 miles)…whoosh…7 minutes. And if the train going the other way passes by, you’ll miss it if you blink.