Between our forays into the City God Temple area for both daytime and nighttime looks at the Lantern Festival we took a bit of a breather with a nice, relaxing, and visually fascinating cruise through Shanghai on the Huangpu River. Remember that the Lantern Festival coincides with the fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year. As such it’s a night of full moon, which I just happened to catch as it shone through the aperture of the Shanghai World Financial Center:
To say that Shanghai’s Pudong district really shines at night is not only a bit of a pun groaner, it also completely understates the light show that awaits you. And just when you think you’ve seen all there is, take another look because the buildings change during the show. Here is but one example of what I mean — a chameleon that changes every few seconds:
But Pudong is not the only sight worth seeing on the Huangpu River cruise. Don’t forget to look to The Bund on the opposite shore.
This week represents the last three entries on my China series. On Wednesday you’ll see more from the Huangpu River, and Fun Photo Friday I’ll present my favorite shots from this cruise. Meanwhile, here is today’s gallery: