I was strolling around the city this past weekend doing some shopping and happened to stumble upon a parade in preparation…
Crisis averted… although somewhat unluckily, as I was strangely looking forward to a good ol’ typhoon. It’s a shame that Typhoon Muifa (link has impressive satellite images) changed its mind last minute and diverted course north-wards along the coast.
Anyway, here are the images I took over a 24hr period that Muifa [rather silently] passed by Shanghai.
The newest edition to the Antwerp skyline is this new museum building located between the old docks and Antwerp city center. Museum Aan de Stroom (map), which loosely translates to “museum on the river/flow/current” opens its doors in about 3 weeks to this post (May 17, 2011). The 62m structure is made up of corrugated glass and a computer generated pattern of red sandstone, which twists a quarter turn at each floor, creating a giant spiral staircase, and will tell the story of the city, its harbor and its inhabitants.
Back in April I checked out Moganshan Road (the gallery/graffiti street of Shanghai), at night. I finally hit it up during the day when things were actually open… the M50 (Moganshan #50) art community is seriously massive. Where I was expecting to see several galleries, I found hundreds.
I got the chance to borrow an absolutely wicked lens from a friend for the past week (Roy Frankland; check out his work), these are shots from days 1-2. It is a Sigma 12-24mm… mix that with a Canon 5D MkII and this is what you get.
My first proper exploration of Xujiahui… from north to east (here is a photo of XJH from 1995!).
^Oh, and my first glimpse of the GT-R!
So I recently moved to right around Xujiahui, actually right by it. Simple put: a great area… it’s like a city center just outside the city center. Actually, it is a city center.
I’m 2 blocks away from the massive intersection that is XJH and less than a block away from Xujiahui Park (map), a modern park I only explored for the first time this past weekend.
It got a little chilly while shooting, so I had to cut it short, but for a 5 minute walk, I’m pretty sure I’ll be back soon.