Shanghai Contrasts

The ICBC building* rising in stark contrast against the traditional roof tops of Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai’s old city.

ICBC Building from the Yu Yuan Garden - Shanghai, China
ICBC Building from the Yu Yuan Garden – Shanghai, China

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* The building in this image is actually the ICBC building in Puxi and not the Jinmao Tower as mentioned earlier in my post. Apologies for the mix up.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

67 thoughts on “Shanghai Contrasts

  1. Great shot of contrast! It certainly is a contrast between those two differing styles of structure… old school and then new school highrise. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  2. Madhu,
    This photo is lovely. Good contract. I just recently found your blog. Love what I have seen so far. I too share your love of travel. I moved back to the States a couple of years ago, and I stopped traveling as much as I did in the past. Your photos are motivating me to start my travels again. I look forward to checking out more of your site.

    1. Delighted that you like my blog! Look forward to seeing you around here! Love your blog too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. YES IT IS a perfect contrast. Interestingly I just posted two shots from the inside of that very tower (for weekly photo challenge down … of course a bit late).

    1. Wow! That is “Down” ! Probably the best entry for that challenge even if it is late! My shots of the tower would only qualify for “UP” though ๐Ÿ™‚ We did not climb up to the top!

      1. That was a great experience. I grumbled a bit because the 3 people I was with were in a hurry to move along and I wanted to linger and take in the view. But I’m thankful for the brief time I had there.

    1. Oops I believe it isnt!!
      It is actually the ICBC building in Puxi closer to the Yu Yuan garden than the Jin Mao Tower which is in Pudong across the river! Good catch Mimo! Apologies for the mix up! Editing my post right away.

      1. no problem ๐Ÿ™‚ the jin mao is the first thing I see from my window when I wake up:) I live in Pudong

    1. Yes Orples! I mistakenly tagged it Jin Mao Tower but it is actually the much smaller ICBC building! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I like this Madhu. This is very good example of contrast. The regular little crashes between old and new we see in cities around the world. Thanks for sharing.

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