And I was particularly taken by this panorama of Shanghai's "Bund" -- a group of commercial buildings lining the west bank of the Huangpu River. The Bund was once the commercial center of Shanghai and the old buildings have been carefully preserved.
Emerging from the museum we had some time to wait for the group to reassemble.
Some took advantage of this to engage in yet another shopping opportunity.
I just wandered around taking pictures.
Then it was on to Nanjing Road, Shanghai's high-end shopping district. We arrived in late afternoon and immediately dispersed for yet more shopping. I had been here before, at night, when the place to my mind is much more impressive.
It was still pretty impressive by day, though.
Then as night fell, we headed back to the river for a nighttime view of the city.
Here is a view of the tower we had ascended earlier in the day.
The Pudong skyline from the west bank of the river.
There, at last... the Bund. It had been closed to pedestrian traffic the last time I was here so I had no pictures of it. This time, though, I expected to see and photograph the area in its full glory.
The Oriental Pearl Tower again.
Getting closer to the Bund.
And still closer...
Then we boarded the bus and traveled back to the hotel to rest up and prepare for our departure from China the next day.
So ends our return to China. I suspect it will not be our last visit there.