Tag Archives: Lujiazui

Spring day in Shanghai

14 Apr
Jin Mao, Global Financial Center and the Shanghai Tower (under construction)

Jin Mao, Global Financial Center and the Shanghai Tower (under construction)

We finally have had a couple of days of great weather.  Recently we went over to the Pudong side and met friends at Super Brand Mall.  On the way back we stopped on the elevated cross walk and really looked around.  These three buildings are among the tallest in the world and we were right there.

Sometimes it’s worth taking a moment to take a photo.

Have you done that recently?

My Shanghai – Mr. & Mrs. Bund

4 Apr

With visitors in town for much of March, things were very crazy, but the last night in Shanghai – instead of taking them for a final Chinese banquet, we went for western food at Mr. & Mrs. Bund.

Mr. & Mrs. Bund has received honors from multiple places including being on the top 50 restaurants in Asia.  The cuisine can be described as whimsical – all the classics are present, but with a twist just enough to make you think twice about your dinner.  It seems to me a place that Anthony Bourdain may discover on No Reservations, or something that would show up on the Travel Channel.  Exploring a city through its food – something I continue to enjoy.

This was the second time that I had been there as the first time was for a client event and I thought it would be a perfect way to cap a visit to China.  The food itself is amazing, but the view – a full panorama of the bright lights of Lujiazui, seems almost surreal as night falls.

The amuse - a "tuna fish mousse" - and beautiful fresh bread

The amuse – a “tuna fish mousse” – and beautiful fresh bread

Toasting the night with the lights of Lujiazui behind me

Toasting the night with the lights of Lujiazui behind me

Our side dishes to share with my steak in the back with a luscious sauce

Our side dishes to share with my steak in the back with a luscious sauce

The signature lemon tart dessert - it fools the eye, you can eat the entire thing!

The signature lemon tart dessert – it fools the eye, you can eat the entire thing!

View from the terrace after our dinner with the lights sparkling in the evening

View from the terrace after our dinner with the lights sparkling in the evening

Mr. & Mrs. Bund is an expensive restaurant and not something that I’d have every month, but it too is part of my Shanghai.

Have you treated yourself recently?  Where did you go?  For readers in Shanghai – any recommendations?

Playing peekaboo with the Pearl Tower

20 Nov

When I went in search of the Shanghai Postal Museum it was a misty, rainy, foggy day.  Each time I turned a corner or crossed the creek, I had beautiful views of Lujiazui – the financial center of Shanghai – from a point of view that I had never seen before.

The most recognizable shape on the Lujiazui skyline is the Pearl Tower (东方明珠) and it seemed as though it was playing peekaboo with me through the mist.  Here are some of my favorite shots from that afternoon walk.

Which is your favorite?  Have you had the opportunity to see something from a different perspective than the normal?  How long did it take you to notice how neat the new perspective was?

It would be nice to go back on a clear day and see how the skyline looks without the mist.

I’d also like to give a shout out to my dad for celebrating his birthday yesterday.  Happy Birthday!

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