这就缔造了上海精神上的不安分，面孔上的花样多变。 同时别忘了， 上海还夹在苏杭之间， 是很江南的，秀气、细腻、空气总是湿润的，质感上喜欢小玲珑。
Shanghai’s face looks Western to
the Chinese, and Chinese to the Westerners. It is neither; it is
both. This famous port city is a portrait of an open, restless,
and yearning China.
There are no walls. Shanghai only faces running water, streams,
rivers and one vast ocean.
If Shanghai is a door, it opens outwards.
People that long for adventure and opportunity from everywhere in
the world, not just China, gather in Shanghai.
This is the reason for Shanghai’s constant discontent, its constant
change. But at the same time, one should not forget that located
between Suzhou and Hangzhou, Shanghai has the typical characteristics
of Southerner, elegance and refinement in weather that is always
So many elements converge here: western-style houses and narrow
Chinese lanes; broad avenues and the global Internet; the Bund to
Chenhuang Taoist Temple. Shanghai packs these innumerable features
into one big knapsack, as if it is preparing to pick up and go with
them at a moment’s notice.
Shanghai’s roots are as a wharf and port city.
Almost everywhere in the city you can hear the muffled horns of
ocean-going vessels, but in this aviation era, who knows what they
are calling to? High buildings reach ever higher.
When I was young, Shanghai was lethargic—it fell asleep in the 20s
and had barely awoken in the 60’s. Nanjing Road was a sea of red.
All the eye could see was red flags and people. Not a single neon
No bridge crossed the Huangpu River.
At that time, even Dashijie dared not open because of its reputed
But now, Nanjing Road is pedestrianized and Spring in Paris is on
Huaihai Road. In an ironic turn, shikumen now play host to elegant
decadence at Xintiandi. Huangpu River will soon get its fifth bridge.
Buildings in Pudong have reached 88 floors but Shanghai is still
Shanghai is awake again, and is determined to party all night long.
There is a strong spirit with people coming from all over, bringing
prosperity and color no matter how long or short their stay.
Many many faces.