Shanghai is a very old city dating back to French and British colonial history in China. But it also has a modern side. The Chinese government has expanded the city on the east side of the Huangpu river (called PuDong or east of the river) whereas the historical city is on the western bank (called PuXi or west of the river). PuDong is where we stayed and it is a very modern, spacious area. Here are some photos from in and around our hotel.
I took this photo at night. It looks across the river at a building that looks as if it has a flower on top of it. The flower effect is more pronounced at night. The reason this is so bright is because this area has a lot of street lights due to it being a pedestrian area. Right behind the car is an area by the river where one can walk or stroll.
This is not a representative view of Shanghai. There are a lot of more crowded areas and definitely this area is very prosperous and spacious. But it was nice to spend time there and it was not what I expected, so I thought I would share.