Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Shanghai and Seoul in the winter...

So much history and culturally fascinating.   In a recent trip to Shanghai I had the opportunity to visit The Bund area of Shanghai and I must say even in the winter it has some of the most amazing architecture I've ever seen.

The view of Pudong from The Bund is amazing! The Oriental Pearl Tower is obscured by fog, but that is one incredible structure...

Shanghai is one of those places in the world that has a story to tell.

The botanical gardens in Seoul reminded me of the Mitchell Park Conservatory in Milwaukee

A really pleasant place to explore, the buildings house some perfectly maintained plants and the grounds have paths that surround a lake and forested areas.

The architecture blends into the garden. This sort looked like the bridge of an Art Deco inspired ship and to the left, some sort of organic mushroomy kind of structure?!  What makes it so cool to me, is its something so different.  A mushroom like dome is something Gaudi would have surely appreciated!

Even the landscaping exhibits the horticultural mastery that resides within the gardens

More street art... there's a lot of attention to aesthetics like this which give Seoul a really interesting and pleasant vibe.


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