A group of colleagues from BASF, with spouses, went on a trip organized by the Shanghai Flaneurs, a group that hosts mostly walking tours of Shanghai in order to better experience the city.
Today's trip was a bit farther afield, to Lingang New City. We met at the offices of gmp International (von Gerkan, Marg and Partner), a German architectureal firm, which won the design competition for Lingang New City.
View from the gmp offices terrace:
Different than the "One City, Nine Towns" project, Lingang New City was developed not only to accommodate the growth of population, but mainly as a city for people involved with the deep-sea container ship harbor on the offshore island of Yangshan and related industries along the coast.
First we bypassed Lingang to go to the Yangshan Free Trade Zone:
The bridge brought us to Yangshan Island:
A man-made waterfall:
The top of the waterfall:
A commercial building designed by gmp:
Kent with the promenade clock tower:
The promenade with more on the sails theme:
Deposit your organisms here:
We drove down to the edge of the sea, where once upon a time a small whale got trapped in the lake, and was rescued and taken back out to sea. A sculpture memorializes that whale:
We made another stop.
Tamiko is in this photo:
Some weekend crabbers and a crab shack:
I am still thinking about the relevance of this sculpture:
The sails of the Fu Junk:
We were dropped off near the Yongkang Food Street, so we decided to try the other fish and chips place, called Catch:
I think we vote for Shanghai Brewery for having the best fish and chips in Shanghai.