Even the model of Shanghai is huge

Look at this crazy place I found in Shanghai!


This was inside one of the many government buildings. It was a multi-story complex dedicated to the past, present, and future of Shanghai. It was filled with multimedia presentations on the water systems, photo exhibits of the Bund under British control, and video extrapolations of what the city would become in 2020.


Of all these cool things, the best was this gigantic model of Shanghai. I walked around it about five times, trying to get some kind of sense of how to photograph the dang thing. Then, finally, I decided to grab a shot that included a few tourists to show the scale of this monstrosity.


By the way, thanks so much for all the interest in the Newsletter yesterday! I put a map on that page showing where all the early subscribers are coming from. I was, frankly, surprised how many people signed up! Now the pressure is on to deliver something that is worthwhile!


from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

  • susan_r4 6y

    Wow! This is big! Super shot of it Trey!
  • Michael Fitzgerald PRO 6y

    What a gob-smaker!
  • Gabriele Scotto di Fasano 6y

    Wooooooooooooow impressionante!!!!!!!!
  • Croute DeBint 6y

    |---->{jaw} from here
    |----->{jaw} to here
  • theblackestwhite 6y

    wow. shanghai is..big. great shot and angle!
  • wNG555 6y

    Amazingly cool model. The momentum of progress has definitely swung towards the East and Middle East.
    The model city reminds me of the one of NYC constructed for the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, NY. It became a museum piece and was updated over the years....but IIRC, it's been abandoned.
  • Ilia Alshanetsky PRO 6y

    great details!
    >>>seen on
    1-2-3 group
  • Chris Rutkowski 6y

    This is just astonishing. One of the wonders of photography is that we find the most amazing things made by nature or by man - then use our art and craft to present them for others to internalize. Brilliant!
  • SiLver sKY 6y

    Wicked Sick! Paste a Golden Star to your Camera for that one.
  • carlosbezz 6y

    wonderfulllllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • degrassifan 6y

    An excellent photo - almost looks like the real place!
  • Deraj Photography 6y

    WOW!! Thats big!! Love the pic. Thank you for sharing it with us!
  • Steve Krueger 6y

    great picture! which building was this in? There's a similar model in the museum at the bottom of the pearl tower, but not as big :). I'm heading to Shanghai again in a week, would love to check this out.
  • sonyac2007 6y

    Shanghai absolutely blew my mind. Wanted to move there, despite not even liking cities that much. Just knowing how many people were involved in creating & maintaining this... this monstrosity, was mind-boggling. This picture captures that feeling, which I can barely describe in words. Well done!
  • Jonatan Nylander 6y

    This is soo sick... I could never imagine it to be that large. Good idea to include some tourists!
  • Lowcola PRO 6y

    The model is updated as there are new plans and buildings. Here is the model 5 years ago and 9 years ago, and the building where it is located:
    Shanghai scale model by Lowcola

    Scale model of Shanghai by Lowcola

    Urban Planning Exhibition Hall by Lowcola

    See also: Google Maps
  • jellybeanjill13 6y

    I remember that building! I wish I'd gone in and seen the model : (
  • fotografX.org 6y

    I found my home! it's a pitty that notes are not allowed.
  • Rui Fernandes PRO 6y

    Excelent shot for those planning to travel to Shanghai, thanks!
  • rachelamygreenberg86 4y

    Hi! I would love to use some of your images for the NileGuide.com travel blog. Would that be ok? If so would you prefer an attribution link to the Flickr page or to you website.

    Thanks so much!
    Rachel Greenberg
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