The night when I made some of these photos, it was just after an afternoon rain. When I opened the window, the air felt so fresh, you smelled the rain. This was the first time I took some shots from the windows of the new apartment of our new home in a new country here in Shanghai, China.
The apartment is not so high up, but when you leaned your stomach against the wall, and bent down a bit through the open window to take some shots of the traffic below from above, I had a chill feeling running through my body, eventhough it was nothing dangerous. But I love these shots.
I love the energy of Shanghai. I can’t explain how and what. Perhaps, simply with a fact it is a mega city with a population of 24 million, which still ‘alive’ after 10 pm, where you can walk everywhere and feeling quite safe at any time and the people don’t really bother you. And not to mention, hundreds of nice restaurants that open quite late. Despite of the air pollution problem, people are outside most of the time, having dinner, meeting friends, going somehere.
The past few weeks I’ve spent quite an amount of time organizing my photos to an external hard disk; using the year, month and date, the country or city and with the name of event, make it easier for me to find. I have not finished this obviously, but looking at some of them, it got me excited and carried me to a different places… I have shared some of them here in the blog. But there are plenty of them that are just sitting still in my archives.
So as I go through organizing the photos, I thought I would post some of the pictures regularly and tell you a little bit of story.