Road movie in Shanghai, China

Bestof Taxi Rides in Shanghai, China

10th April 2013

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Shanghai is so vast and varied that the only sensible plan is to select a few destinations, historic sites and cultural icons and experience the uniqueness of each one. Unlike Beijing, a royal city for centuries, Shanghai’s history is not dramatic. Until the mid-19th century it was just a fishing village. Then it expanded into a trade center, colonized by the British. Change was rapid. The French came next and it was not long before Shanghai became an international settlement. By 1895, the city was parceled up into settlements, all autonomous and immune from Chinese law. Enter China’s first fully fledged Special Economic Zone.

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Road movie in Shanghai, China. Movie recorded at various moments in the city of Shanghai in 2013. Shanghai, with a population of more than 23 million, is the largest and traditionally the most developed metropolis in Mainland China.

Michel Piccaya


As a freelance travel photographer, Michel Piccaya has been on the road worldwide for more than 20 years, exploring the most incredible itineraries. He’s currently based in Brussels however never stays at home for a long time !

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