China — 中国 – Shanghai 上海
Shanghai Photo Albums
Shanghai has an old and colorful history. Apparently the earliest records show settlements in the area all the way back to 5000 B.C. although my knowledge and references will date to a much more recent page in its history. I first came to this city in the summer of 1988 and since then have had a number of stints of different duration in the city and its surrounding areas. Obviously, Shanghai has recorded history in photos dating much earlier than my albums, but I figure, my contribution is of some value as well.
With that in mind, lets look at photos from the late 1980's and early 1990's – they should provide you with some idea about life back then and also suggest to you the huge changes that have occurred in the last 25 years or so:
Now, lets move slowly through the 21st century – the album below gives you a bird's eye view of the Pudong and Bund areas of the city:
2010 World Expo — 中国2010年上海世界博览会
Earlier in 2010, Shanghai was the host of the 2010 World Expo – an exciting event for many, especially for the local Shanghai population. Per official statistics from the Chinese government, the Expo attracted 73 million visitors, and on one of its days – 16th of October, 1.03M people visited its exhibits.
The official Shanghai / 上海 Web Page is here; Enjoy