Shanghai's riverwalk divides history on one side and modern architecture on the other.
This futuristic landscape is the modern part of Shanghai, called Pudong, and it was taken from the old part of the town, the Bund. We'll get to Pudong in the coming posts, but now it's all about the Bund.
The name probably comes from the Hindi "band" which means embankment.
The Custom House is another important building, its bell tower, "the Big Ching" is inspired by London's Big Ben and during the cultural revolution it was replaced by loudspeakers that broadcasted revolutionary songs and slogans.
M on the Bund (brunch and high tea), Mr. & Mrs. Bund (fancy dining), Bar Rouge (cocktails), House of Roosevelt (wine cellar).