Finding Old Shanghai

An Unmarked Corner On My Map

Rooftop, Old Shanghai © A. Harrison

Shanghai was once known as ‘The Pearl of the Orient’, yet stepping off the plane I walked into a mash of Blade Runner, Gotham City and The Jetsons, with a touch of The Fifth Element thrown in for good measure.

The Maglev, the world’s fastest train, raced me from the airport to the city at 430 km/hr. At first, the train passed farms and fields, which rapidly became smaller…

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