Hidden Pearl

Have you been to Shanghai? Then you know the Oriental Pearl Tower, that sparkling pink and concrete sputnik that sits on the Pudong side of the river in Lujiazui. It is fairly heavily pink on a sunny day, and you could easily imagine it as the dream rocket of someone like, say, Cosmonaut Barbie.

But today Shanghai is struggling to be warm and the whole city is shrouded in a quiet grey mist. The Bund is almost deserted, and over the river, the silhouette of the Pearl Tower is just visible. I think it looks hauntingly lovely.

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