In May 2012, my little family was on the final countdown to the
end of our expat adventure in Shanghai.
Life was full of farewells and 'last times'. Adventures to be squeezed into our final months.
On 5 May, we headed over to Pudong to visit the Shanghai World Financial Centre or
"The Bottle Opener" to expats and locals alike.
We had watched this building being constructed while we lived in Shanghai and
wanted to go to the observation deck 474m above the ground one last time.
We looked out over the Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower and the under construction Shanghai Tower,
well before it overtook the Bottle Opener.
The magical city of Shanghai was spread out before us, though the skies
were murky...until of course we had gone back down to street level and
the skies finally cleared and were bright and blue!
The ever changing Shanghai Skyline, frozen in time, 5 May 2012,
boy has it changed since!
Hard to believe that we have now lived away from Shanghai for nearly as long as were lived there.