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Trip to Shanghai 2012 August: Part 3

By Beautifulbuns

In line with the upcoming Chinese New Year, I was doing spring cleaning and e-spring cleaning when I unearthed these photos that I’d intended to upload, but totally forgot. I guess it was cos there were way too many photos taken in Shanghai – check out my part 1 and part 2 entries here.

Anyhoos, since travel blog entries are best expressed in photos rather than verbal diarrhoea, I’ll just produce plenty of photo porn

:D

All photos were taken with the Panasonic LX7 and have not been digitally altered (with the exception of some slight cropping).

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The iconic Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower – both photos taken from same distance, so you can gauge the LX7′s zoom and photo-taking stability.

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Me and my touristy shot at the Bund

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Turning on the Star Filter – I see stars everywhereeeee

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The Bund – taken using the Star Filter

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The Bund – taken without the Star Filter

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The LX7 isn’t great for taking night shots while walking.

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but hey, if you stand still, you can get a pretty decent shot!

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A pretty overview of the Bund that’s teeming with tourists

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Time to leave the Bund and head over for dinner

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One of my favourite shots captured whilst walking to dinner

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Clearly, I can’t get enough of the Star Filter – I’m such a dipshit. haha. Anyways this was taken inside the lift to the Whampoa Club – it was so dark in there!

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Meal time, and time to stop playing with the bleddy Star Filter. Next up, food photos! The LX7 takes surprisingly good food photos – be prepared to drool.

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Chilled Drunken Chicken

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Chilled Crystal Pork Jelly

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Shanghainese Tea Smoked Eggs with Caviar

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Duck with Fresh Mango

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Mixed assorted vegetables with salt

Time for the mains… since by now I was clearly stuffing my face, I can’t remember which item is which. heh.

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Steamed Garoupa with soya sauce

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Baked Lobster with Cheese

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A mountain of abalone – it is really all abalone (none of those scenarios where you lift up the top layer and it’s all cucumbers beneath)

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Roasted Goose

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Pan-fried supreme chicken topped with almond and lime juice

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Xiao long bao – steamed Shanghainese dumplings with minced pork. Just check out the gravy oozing out. nom nom nom.

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Dessert: an egg tart, milk pudding, tea, and (i can’t remember what the tiny lil things are)

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After-dinner entertainment – a very famous traditional Chinese performance called 变脸 “bian lian”, which literally means face-changing. The artist can change his face in just one second – it’s really blink, and you’ll miss it. Read up more about bian lian here.

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One of the Panasonic staff – I think he’s majorly cute, in a gangsta Yakuza way.

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Another Panasonic staff who is more of a pretty boy style – he may look pint-sized but he can drink like a whale. I’m not kidding.

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Cheers to Panasonic! Please make a lot of money so that you can fly us to Japan in 2013!
:D


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