View of Shanghai from the west across the Huangpu river with the Pudong area to the east. The Pearl Tower, probably the best known landmark in Shanghai, is in the centre of the image with two of the world's highest buildings to the right.
You may have guessed right. It was taken during the day of the incredible scale model of the city in the building of the City Planning Department. In addition, one can sit down and do a virtual low-fly over the city with images all round on the wall of the circular projection room. Almost as good as a real tour of the city.
On the real Pearl Tower, the small sphere, known as the Space Module, above the big one (a restaurant) and below the mast at the top, is 350 metres above ground level and serves as a gazebo with wonderful all-round views of the city.
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emilbo (22262) 2012-12-03 13:13
Magnifique vue sur Shanghai présentée dans un bel éclairage de soir en avant-plan et l'arrière-plan qui se perd dans le noir. Les gratte-ciels sont superbes et la rivière qui traverse la ville avec la file de bateaux rend la photo encore plus intéressante.
Toutes mes félicitations!...
kasianowak (4882) 2012-12-03 13:38
I love your take on this iconic view. Great colours and play of light and shadow. It looks almost unreal.
cargus (8018) 2012-12-03 20:47
Spectaculaire composition, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
SnapRJW (29248) 2012-12-04 1:49
Before I read your note I thought what an incredible blue you had captured in the river Neels! Now I know why but this does not detract from a fantastic look at the city. A fine shot with excellent detail and not a bit of smog to be seen anytwhere. TFS this great city overview. Warm regards rosemary
quovadis (928) 2012-12-04 6:12
Hi Neels !
Hmmm, some critique writers took this view for real, ha, ha, ha, kind of impossible to get by any technical standards. Still, the frame shows a clean model of what exist in real, just not in so perfect world nothing looks so good, even by naked eye. Tfs!!!
ikeharel (52205) 2012-12-04 8:29
Too good to look true, Neels - I had that suspicion it is a scaled-mpdel of the city.
But, nevertheless, even a model is a nice subject and good picture presented.
Didi (55021) 2012-12-06 7:00
Interesting and nice spotlights in tge picture center.
Very good dominant point of view
thebest (4272) 2012-12-06 16:36
Wow!!! I missed this view over Shanghai when I was there - mind you my hubby & I were exhausted each day after long hours at the '' EXPO '' which was hard work especially in the searing heat.
This is a wonderful landscape of the city with nice reflections on the river - well chosen POV & excellent lighting & clarity.
I would like to wish you & your family '' A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS '' with much love & good health in the New Year.
jemaflor (80650) 2012-12-07 2:25
Great pov and lovely light on sky scrapers, I like too the blue curve of the river through the town, tfs.
jhm (135096) 2012-12-07 3:47
Deze foto is een perfect kwaliteits foto met een hoge scherpte waarde.
Prachtig hoe we de rivier zien slingeren tussen de hoge flatgebouwen.
Heel mooi gedaan en een goede samenstelling, bedankt.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen België,
serp2000 (37875) 2012-12-08 2:34
Ni hao, Neels,
Impressive scale model of the city... I was in Shanghai in 2007. Splendid shot! Perfect sharpness, I admire the hard work of Chinese people.
adores (34362) 2012-12-11 16:44
It's a really good scale model and the light was really nice there! Easy to identify the city from this pov! - you have chosen it very well! Good shot, with good sharpness!
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-12-11 18:49
Incredible! The water is so smooth and clear, almost like it is made of plastic or glass! And the sun is almost like a spotlight shining down here! :)
A very nice trick using the scale model in this way, Neels - a great view of the 'city' and an impressive illustration of how realistic these moels can be!
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-25 4:53
never managed to get to Shanghai due to complications with my visa - I got stuck in another place for to long, but next time definitely I will try.
I like this view a lot. The panorama from this POV is truly amazing and it looks almost like some kind of model city. Well taken and very nicely presented!
jmdias (52524) 2014-04-27 9:31
what make me to think this wasn't real was the color of the river, its blue is something fake, if they had used a brownish or greenish hues maybe it would sound more natural.
anyway the piece of art is fantastic and you got a perfect image of it. TFS.
- Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) (2025)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-03 12:29
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