English maps, Chinese maps, beautiful maps and no maps

Google has been offering a Chinese map of Shanghai for quite some time. Not at maps.google.com but at ditu.google.com. Ditu, 地图, is the Chinese expression for map.

Now I stumbled upon a new, English one:

It doesn’t only show the public transportation but also restaurants, banks, cinemas, theaters, … Here an example of the area around Nanjing Lu:

But the most beautiful maps of Shanghai come from edushi (E都市, E-City):

Bund, Pudong and Old City

Bund, Pudong and Old City (lower left)

Hongkou Stadium and Lu Xun Park

Hongkou Stadium and Lu Xun Park

They have already covered many Chinese Cities and seem to want more.

So why Yahoo, why, why, why don’t you make maps, buy maps or allow the use of one of the above mentioned ones in flickr?

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Shanghai

The tenthousandst picture I took with this camera since I got it for Christmas 2006 shows a ship on Huangpu River and the Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong seen from Gucheng Park.

News about the chair

“It is a good chair, it was made in Japan and was used in German in 1997.”

Electric chair

A friend is on the phone. She found a doctor with an “electric chair” that can “heal my sick”. She tried to sit on it and it is “very comfortable” and “a very good chair”. It can “clean our blood”. And it is free.

When you sit on the chair you have “no other feelings”. Today she saw “many, many people sit on the chair, they all say it is very comfortable.” The doctor is in a hospital but “this chair not in a hospital”, outside the hospital in something “like a store”.

“The doctor says it is good for our health and will heal your sick”. I’ll give it a try.

From the park to the towers

Century Avenue

On the way back from Century Park to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (the building on the left). The picture shows the opposite direction of the stairs to the Century Park entrance. It was taken from the same point.

Century Avenue
Century Avenue

My kite

Century Avenue
Pudong
Pudong
Pudong
Pudong

Century Park

Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park
Century Park

You have to pay 10 Yuan (about 1 Euro) to get into Shanghai’s largest park and can’t walk around in the evening because it closes at 6 pm.

Century Avenue

In front of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

In front of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
In front of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Pudong
Oriental Art Center

Oriental Art Center

Pudong
Century Avenue
Century Avenue
Pudong at night

Fake market, Pudong

Fake Market

Entrance at the Metro station Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Fake Market
Fake Market

I mentioned before that I’m not a fan of these markets. This was the only interesting thing I found. Perhaps I’ll get one.

Pudong new area

Pudong
Shanghai Stock Exchange

Shanghai Stock Exchange](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Stock_Exchange) (It’s not a magic world just an imperfect stitched image.)

Pudong
World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower

World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower

Construction site of the World Financial Center
Construction site of the World Financial Center

Construction site of the World Financial Center

Pudong
Pudong
Pudong
Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao Passport

Ask a question and you’ll get an answer. That’s how it works here. Many answers are wrong. This time I was sent to the 18th and 24th floor. The right one was the 31st…

"Eletrical Room" in Jin Mao Tower

Every tower should have one.

Shanghai East International Medical Center

My troubling joints led me to Shanghai East International Medical Center in Pudong. I felt been well looked after although I had thought they’d x-ray or do a sonography. According to the doctor the problems might be caused by a virus and should vanish at most six weeks after they began. Let’s hope so.

Shanghai East International Medical Center

I don’t know what Tongji has to do with the hospital.

Shanghai East International Medical Center

The Shanghai East International Medical Center is only one section of a much larger hospital.

Pudong at night

Pudong at night

I’ve never been a fan of the Oriental Pearl Tower on all those Shanghai postcards but standing under the gigantic spheres is an experience. I think I’ll go up to the viewpoint one day. By now, I really like the thing. The lights on the spheres change their color. Pretty awesome.

Little animals

“Little animals”. The show was closed so we’ll try again another day.

Pudong at night

The Bund was not illuminated but you can see a boat with a large screen. According to others it’s driving up and down the river all the time.

Pudong at night

Pudong seen from the riverside. You can see the World Financial Center in the background.

Pudong at night

Prohibitions and Oriental Pearl Tower.