River Cruise — Shanghai by Night Part 1


Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise

Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise

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:

Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise

Moon peeking through the Shanghai World Financial Center building

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:

Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise

Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise

Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise

Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise

Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise

Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise

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.

The Bund

The Bund

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:

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4 responses to “River Cruise — Shanghai by Night Part 1

    • Thanks, Virginia. The lighting conditions and the movement of the boat made this trip a very trying one to photograph, as I was trying to keep the ISO in check to reduce noise levels. It wasn’t easy!

  1. Fantastic! I love the idea of a river cruise. You got some great shots there, R. Doug. Hope you have a wonderful summer!

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