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Friday, November 14, 2008

The Bund!

The Bund ("Wai Tan" in Chinese), the symbol of both old and new Shanghai, is a 4-kilometer-long waterfront boulevard along the western Bank of the Huangpu River. The name "Bund" is derived from an Anglo-Indian term meaning "a muddy embankment," recalling the flood barriers that used to line around it.

The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from Britain, France, the U.S., Russia, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands and Belgium, as well as the consulates of Russia and Britain, a newspaper, the Shanghai Club and the Masonic Club. The Bund lies north of the old, walled city of Shanghai.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful city skyline.....nice pics! Hope you're alll having a good time together!
love you

4:20 AM  

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