Another time in Shanghai, a few hours prior to heavy working days. The Bund was my first choice, for a glance of the skyscrapers, people enjoying their leisure time in the early evening. The Bund can be reached by underground. Arrive at NanjingEast and take exit 2, turn to the street of the same name and walk to the end.
The Bund is certainly interesting and a highlight. But family and people gathering there to enjoy a nice weekend is also a pleasure to observe. Gadgets seem a fashion nowadays, older or younger generation.
Strolling along the Bund, its groups of historical buildings and along NanjingEast Road seems like back to the old days. Peace hotel 和平飯店 has a spendid lobby with gorgeous art / sculpture reflecting life in Shanghai of the time. Music played in the lobby, guards watching everybody to prevent photo shooting.
My time at the Bund and NanjingEast Road came to an end very quickly. It's time to rush back to the hotel to meet a business friend. I could not see the Bund in the night as I did in 2007, a alone feeling back to 1930s and 1940s in black and white.
A very surprise, I was brought to a German pub, Paulaner Bräuhaus. It is situated in a nice district, on Fen Yang Road. Music was loud. It's difficult to talk. White asparagus was offered. We ordered the seasonal white asparagus with Salmon and Wiener Schnitzel respectively. The asparagus was very thin, like female's fingers. In Germany it is thick as men's thumb. The schnitzel was not authentic. A bit disappointed but it's good to meet a friend.