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Shanghai Sunny Day Equals Good Views

Shanghai Sunny Day

Having a Shanghai sunny day is not a frequent affair in the winter season here….so when it happens it is a great opportunity to take good photos and enjoy the views.  

Here are some photos I have taken from the Wanda Reign on the Bund – a hotel with a terrace bar on the 21st floor, which offers good vantage points into both Pudong and Puxi directions.

China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel
Pudong Liujiazui View from the terrace of Wanda Reign at the Bund
China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel
Beautiful View from the terrace of Wanda Reign at the Bund

China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel

China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel
Sunset over Pudong

China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel

China, Shanghai, Waitan, the Bund
See Pudong from the terrace of Wanda Reign at the Bund
China, Shanghai, the Bund
Beautiful View from the terrace of Wanda Reign at the Bund
China, Shanghai
View towards Puxi from Wanda Reign
China, Shanghai, Waitan, the Bund
View of the Bund from the Peace Hotel, Nanjing East Road

The last photo is actually taken from a different place – the 7th floor of the Peace Hotel on East Nanjing Road in the city.  

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Enjoy!

Las Vegas – a City of Opposites

Everyone (I think) knows Las Vegas – however, I believe the know if for its gambling and lavish shows, huge hotels, endless buffets, and overall a city which never sleeps, and has dedicated itself to all things entertainment…

On a recent trip in the area, I actually determined that this is a place of huge differences.  While we all know it as an entertainment and gambling hub, a glitzy city with modern architecture, please take a look at these photos – taken as we approach the Las Vegas airport (from the air of course) and then from several spots in the city – you will see how different the place is just outside the city and on the Strip…

Las Vegas Nevada

Las Vegas
Approaching Las Vegas

 

 

 

Las Vegas
Now above the city outskirts

 

Las Vegas
Approaching the Las Vegas Airport
Las Vegas Sky
Las Vegas Morning

Las Vegas Nevada

I will publish a photo album on Las Vegas and its surprising diversity in the next week or so,  till then hopefully the photos above give you the idea…

Turkey: Istanbul – More Photos

Istanbul – what a fascinating city.  A mixture of cultures, religions, customs, and on and on and on…So how do you write about it?   I think, with great difficulty.   You just have to experience it – and what a better way to do so but via photos.

So here we go – continuing the Travelogue – and will do so almost every day in order to give you as much as possible views from around different parts of the city.

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