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Published: November 17th 2010
Since we found that 6 nights in Beijing was too much big city time for us, we decided to only spend 2 nights in Shanghai. The weather during the day was overcast and misty, not great for photos, so we spent most of our days in cafes drinking coffee.
After a brief encounter with Jackie Chan in the Jinmao Tower, we decided to fork out the 150 yuan each and go up to the 100th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Centre - the World's highest viewing platform. We were a bit early going up, but we really wanted to see the city light up at night from the top floor. Once we were up there, we discovered that they won't let you back up to the top on the same ticket if you decided to go down to the 97th floor. So we did what any self-respecting tourist would do. We killed three and a half hours waiting for the sky to get dark and the lights to come on. Oh, and there's no toilet on the 100th floor either in case you were wondering.
After our fun inside the tower, we were absolutely starving. Subway fixed that
problem and then we spent the rest of the evening wandering around Pudong area taking photos of all the futuristic buildings. Tripod in hand, we decided instead to bump up the ISO and do all our night shots handheld. I'm sure our photography instructer back home is probably shaking his head at us right now, but it did allow us to get many more different angles and locations than we would have if we set up the tripod for each shot.
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