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Museum Week — Shanghai History Museum


Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

Inside the base of the Oriental Pearl Tower is yet another attraction.  It’s a charming combination of wax figures, dioramas, classic vehicles, and historical artifacts called the Shanghai History Museum.  The detail on the dioramas is stunning, and I’ve saved the best of these for Fun Photo Friday.

Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

The vehicles were fun, especially what appeared to be an original Willys Jeep they had in the collection.

Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

But it was the wax figures that stole the show throughout much of the museum.  Take a look at this opium den, for example:

Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

However some of the historical artifacts were also stunningly beautiful.  Take this Wedding Sedan Chair for instance:

Shanghai History Museum

Shanghai History Museum

The Shanghai History Museum is definitely worth a run-through, and here’s more of what awaits you:

 

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Fun Photo Friday — Oriental Pearl Tower


And today’s last look at the Oriental Pearl Tower and the views from its observation deck and at its base:

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Oriental Pearl Tower Shanghai — Part 2


We were discussing as you’ll recall the Oriental Pearl Tower and showing off some of the incredible views that await you at the top.

Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower

The second tallest building in Shanghai, also very visible from the Oriental Pearl Tower, is the Shanghai World Financial Center (1,614 feet/492 meters).    That’s the tall structure centered below — the one with the rectangular hole through it near the top.

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

Later in the Shanghai series I’ll show you a fascinating nighttime picture of the full moon peeking through that rectangular opening.  Meanwhile, here is today’s gallery:

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