Got back from my post-grad trip recently, and here are pictures from the first part of my trip. I took the Maglev train from the airport to downtown Shanghai. The Maglev train is pretty awesome, it reached a top speed of 430 km/h (268 mph) and works by floating on top of the tracks through magnetic levitation. *u*
Shanghai from the top of the Pearl Tower:
I spent about a week in Shanghai, and went to the Shanghai Zoo to see the pandas. They had 10 pandas...10! They were super adorable, and were eating Bamboo when we got there xD
^ Thats how close I got to them!
Wish my camera were better though ;A;
There were lions, tigers, and bears too, oh my.
And the scenery at the zoo was really nice too:
We also spent some time visiting the World Expo and being touristy.
There were so many people, I don't know if I've seen so many people visiting one place before. Estimated daily crowds at the expo while we were there was 400,000 people. Its probably even more now.
From the inside of the Czech Republic Pavilion:
^ lol an interesting neon sign in their urban art section
^ A bunch of china that looks normal until you realize that I took this picture shooting straight up at the ceiling. xD
From the French Pavilion:
^ They had a really nice water crystal display
^ and an LV exhibit
The German Pavilion was pretty awesome too... well, at least I'd like to think so, since we waited 2 hours in line just to get in xD
^ They had a lighted up walkway/hallway
^ the ceiling of their take on an indoor park
^ And they had a live light show too, with a glowing globe
Here's the outside of the Chinese Pavillion:
^ We couldn't go in, since you need to line up at 6-7 am just to get reserve tickets
We took the free ferry at night too, and got a good view of the whole expo center, as well as much of the Shanghai city linePS: I'm leaving for AX tomorrow!
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