Wednesday, 5 November 2008

World's Biggest Bottle Opener?

Is it just me, or does Shanghai's World Financial Center look a bit like a giant bottle opener?

2 comments:

Hugo said...

Ha, that was my first thought too... great minds think alike!

Maureen Ogle said...

It DOES look like a bottle opener! What a hoot.

The Shanghai in this photo bears no resemblance to the city I've visited twice: first in the mid-1990s and then in 2000.

All that stuff in the photo was being built last time we were there. I remember saying to my husband that the city should have provided hard hats at the airport because the city was one big construction zone. I'm glad I got to see the city before it was "modernized." Not saying this is a worse version; just different.

Ditto for Beijing, which looked completely different the second time we were there. Much of the city was leveled to create a more modern landscape in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic.