BIG: Weekly Travel Theme

We had BIG dreams when I decided to take the job in Shanghai, China 3 years ago. When we arrived our eyes were even BIGGER as they were open in awe and anticipation. You see I grew up in a small town that hovered around 15,000 people and then slowly rose to 25, 000. From there I moved to a small city with less than 100, 000 people. We now found ourself amongst tall highrises, fancy architecture and 23.47 million people plus expats like us and migrant workers. Now that is BIG !

Check out the skyline of this BIG and beautiful city… which is forever changing and growing.

Shanghai Skyline taken along the Bund Feb. 2012

Shanghai Skyline taken along the Bund Feb. 2012

When we first arrived in 2010 the tallest building was the Shanghai World Finicial Centre, or as most Westerners call it here the Bottle Opener, with 101 floors. It is still the tallest in China and the third in the world, but not for long. Last year we started to see the changes in the skyline as the Shanghai Tower slowly creeps higher and it will take the title of the tallest building in China and second in the world.

Sept. 2010 View from our apartment hall.

Sept. 2010 View from our apartment hall.

These photos were all taken in the same location (just different zoom distances) and on different dates. Hover your mouse over the pictures to see the dates.

The skyline is BIG and the buildings even BIGGER.

This is my response to the photo challenge BIG set by Where’s my Backpack. Check it out if you are interested in seeing more examples of this theme or finding out how to join in the challenge.
What is the tallest building where you live?

Stay tuned…

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20 thoughts on “BIG: Weekly Travel Theme

  1. Amazing, I wonder how long we can keep building higher.

  2. Freda Goulet

    Those buildings are BIG!! I think I prefer “small town” Brantford!!

  3. I was there for only two days, the last two days of our trip to China. I was too tired to take pics of the city. Your pics say a lot of this big city!

    • Shanghai is a beautiful city… and forever growing and changing. Each building is so unique and lovely.
      Thanks for the compliments ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wow…will the reach to be the biggest ever stop

  5. Great photos and this challenge looks fun!

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  7. Shanghai is gorgeous , more at night. We went there once so many years ago. It was an unforgettable trip.

  8. Big move makes for big challenges. You nailed this one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  10. Nice! Thanks for letting me know about this post. I see what you’re talking about regarding the Bottle Opener. Would love to see the picture you have of it covered with clouds and mist if you can find it.

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