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The Bund

A little piece of Europe in Shanghai.

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Along the waterfront of the Huangpu River is a historical area with some architecture unique to Shanghai. The area was the original Wall Street of Shanghai and many foreign banks built a branch or headquarters in the style of their home country. It has a very European feel to it. On the West side of the river is the old architecture and on the East side of the river is the super modern architecture including Shanghai’s 3 tallest buildings. Talk about a contrast!
We also saw a lot of brides having their portraits taken all along the Bund. The trend for brides in Shanghai is to have a photo session before the wedding so that pictures of the bride in her gown can be placed outside of the church and at the reception hall. All of the brides were in huge white Western style gowns and looked amazing!

Posted by SusanConradWang 08:27 Archived in China Tagged shanghai the_bund

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