Everything on the Bund


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地圖都來自e都市,又是自遊行時間,9月28日10時由香港出發到浦東國際機場。以為香港的空氣差,原來上海的空氣更差。

機場不算漂亮,但還算乾淨,到埗後司機接送。塞車一會,到達位於黃浦外灘北端,過外白渡橋的上海外灘茂悅大酒店(Hyatt on the Bund)。以往住國內所謂的五星級酒店,總覺言過其實,今次像樣了。我們房間的景觀稍偏,但仍能看到上海最有名的東方明珠塔,陸家嘴等商業區。6月28日開始試營業,10月1日正式了。足足用4個月來試營,可見西方大集團的認真態度,而服務員都真的被訓練至五星級水平,不會有中國人慣性的口黑面黑。酒店的設計並不奢華,反正十分自然閒適。房間不算小,全套木質裝潢,設計不俗。

酒店大堂

從酒店高層看到的外灘

休息一會,已是下午三點過外,是日乾脆到外灘走走,逛逛南京東路的步行街吧。

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十里洋場真不賴,但從明清以後,國人似乎已不知何謂簡單美,不少古老建築物上均加上燙金大字,永安百貨,XX銀行等,算,這點還算小事。可惜臨近國「慶」,那幾乎每幢歐式大樓都掛起的兩條印滿水蛇春長文明什麼榮辱什麼的口號的紅底白字布條,像於基督教墓園放炮仗一樣煞風景。(謹將布條威力展示於上圖。)

黃浦公園一直伸延至外灘,維港的水很髒,黃浦江的水更髒。公園尚算清潔,有點像星光大道,旁邊亦有老外才會去的露天餐廳。若果你喜歡坐在臭渠旁吃B仔涼粉,應該很享受在那每數十米就發出像化糞池一樣惡臭的公廁附近high tea。又,公廁還要收費的,盛惠五角。

東方明珠

望過陸家嘴那邊,又是一堆標奇立異的建築物,單看明珠塔,不對薯的口味。我覺得整體還可以,亦有點特色。不過我們均對觀光隧道,登上金茂大廈或明珠塔不感興趣,天空一片矇矓,又有啥好看呢。要看,回酒店看已夠高。

南京東路

沿陳毅像西行到南京東路,麥當勞(有洗手間了)、味精拉麵、黃昏、步行街,小火車、一大堆與環境格格不入的霓虹招牌、為數不少邊走路邊吐痰的同胞、不時的臭氣、棚架、蔡記生煎(除油膩點味道還可以)、人車爭路、聯華超市(收9時半,但最後還是沒有光顧)、Familymart(咖喱豬肉包,居然還有香港沒有的おでん,即關東煮)、上海書城總店(腳軟,坐著等薯的時候看了數篇余華,薯買了音樂書,我買了隻不能說的秘密VCD。)……

由書城出來,啪啪、隆隆、於高樓縫外看去,看到最後一個紅色的煙花。oh,原來國慶有煙花看,錯過了都沒辦法吧,腿都酸了,慢慢走回酒店。小販賣的多是同樣貨品,競爭大,商品亦無無謂謂,不知到底能賺多少。

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Everything on the Bund” 有 15 則迴響

  1. louis

    hello 淘,

    i am searching the bund view images through the internet.
    in fact, it is very urgent that i need really the third photos that you posted.

    if you have the full-resolution image of that one, please kindly email me. Thanks a lot.

    Louis

  2. overseaschinese

    Do you think it is safe to visit China in Sept/Oct 2008. With the Olympics, I am afraid there will be terrorist attacks and lots of protests. Advice appreciated.

  3. Well, I think it’s quite safe to visit China as our population is big that probability of occurrence of an accident on you is relatively low. 😛

    OK, forgive me for the boring joke. If I were you, I’d avoid Beijing unless you wanna crash into the crowd.

  4. overseaschinese

    I have never been to “real" China before. I am planning a trip right now. Do you think i am crazy to stay in Shanghai for one whole month? Do you think there is enough to see, to do? How about the people, do they smoke a lot? Is China really dirty. Food is fantastic, right? Clueless in USA?

  5. Crazy enough, but no big deal if you REALLY wish. Not much old stuff left, China govt keen on destroying history, haha. Shanghainese are nicer than we’ve expected, a CITY afterall. Traffic was terrible. DIRTY and SMELLY. Food ranges from bad to good. I don’t know, probably you can find some web site by google.

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