Show Your World – The Bund

Welcome to Show Your World blog event!

Here’re the main guidelines:
– tell us about an interesting place – it can be somewhere in your home country or a destination that you visited
– instead of just giving us facts about this location, use your words to show it to us as well – the way it looks, sounds, smells, conveying its atmosphere

Let’s make the entries pretty short – up to 300 words, but I won’t be very strict about it. Photos are welcome, but not a must.

I will publish my own story every Saturday and everybody’s welcome to either place a ping back to this post or share your link in a comment below. I would collect these links from Saturday until Wednesday evening, let’s say 8pm CET, and then post a round up on Thursday, sharing all the links and short descriptions of submitted stories. I will also share the links and images on my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Please, let me know your social network names, so I can tag you.

Make sure that you add ShowYourWorld tag to your entries, so that others can easily find you.

You can use this badge on your blog or on the post, which you submit:

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We lived for a year in Shanghai and I found it really fascinating. West vs East, old vs new, traditions vs modern life style. What I liked the most about it was that you always felt the pulsing energy of this city: in countless building sites, springing skyscrapers, crowded streets. Shanghai is so alive!

One of my favourite places in Shanghai is The Bund – riverside area in the centre of the city. Walking along Huangpu, you can see the lights reflected in its dark murky waters – golden glow of art deco buildings on one side and multicoloured columns of skyscrapers on another. Add to that wandering blue lights of tourist boats and you get a light show to remember.

The Bund is always crowded, full of tourists during the day, being true to its busy self, but if you get there late at night, there’re far less people to be found (as well as taxis, which I discovered to my surprise when out with a friend of mine), allowing you to appreciate the sheer scale of it. Merchants from all over the world have been strolling this embankment for more than a century, but those impressive glass and stone buildings across the river did not even exist 20 years ago. Old and rapidly appearing new, yet again.

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