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Morning along the Hwangpo River
April 11, 2004
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The Bund is a strand of old European buildings along the
Hwangpo River. In German, bund means something like
alliance or confederacy, so maybe this was the name
because all the European companies grouped their headquarters
in this central part of Shanghai. The Chinese name for the
area is wai tan, which means "outer beach." No beach anymore,
but a nice promenade which offers room for lots of interesting
morning exercise and a spectacular view of the skyscrapers
and Pearl Tower (Asia's tallest) across the river in Pudong.