If you want to catch a good view oof the Shanghai skyline at night, go to any of the tall buildings in Pudong.
Regine and I went to a bar on top of the Mandarin Hotel. It comes with an outdoor area which is great for taking photos and enjoying the fantastic skyline.
Drinks prices there are not exorbitant as well. We spent only about 200 RMB there for two drinks.
Though it was drizzling, I ventured out and took a few:
There has been no pollution, no fog and no haze - nothing but clean air and blue skies since this time last week.
Where has all the pollution gone - thats what I want to know. Especially with this heat, there has been a great increase in electricity demand to power airconditioners - therefore more coal has been burned - but there is no smog! It hasn't been very windy, so where did it go?
Well, I'm not going to complain - just enjoy it. Photo was taken from the balcony this morning - looking towards Huaihai Rd over part of the old town.
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This morning the Shanghai visability from the apartment window was really bad, couldn't see either Jinmao tower or Oriental Pearl Tower.
However, the main perpetrator was fog this morning and not all smog.
This is what it looks like on a clear day.
Another clear night with some more rain has meant that visability is still good today. The wind has dropped, so I think that we will start to get a build up again tomorrw.
The Oriental Pearl Tower Visability Index for today is - `Colours'.
The temperature is currently 21 degrees.
Yesterdays official API was 48. Equal to Friday's extremely low figure.
After another night of some rain and wind, we woke up to a beautiful clear, sunny day. The city of Shanghai looks truely spectacular when the air is clear.
For the first time since I can remember, I can saw that I can count the tiles on the balls. So Saturday the 12th of November gets my first `Crystal' rating.
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Friday's official API was 48! The lowest since I have been tracking it. A very fresh, breathable day in Shanghai.
I'm afraid that I missed yesterday - but the visibility was rated - Silhouette.
Today's visibility rating is - `What Tower?'
But this is more due to the fact that it is rainy and we have heavy cloud.
Temperature is about 19 degrees, it is slightly breezy and still raining.
Last night we had a nice walk, the air was crystal clear and clean. The combination of the wind and the rain had really cleaned up the air nice. We walked down to Xintiandi and walked through the park by lake. We both inhaled deep breathes all the way to the bottom of lungs without fear and without feeling like we had our mouths wrapped around an exhaust pipe. It was very enjoyable, and for that reason I have decided I like it when it rains here in Shanghai.
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Yesterday's official API was 73.
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Today the Oriental Pearl Tower Visability Index is - `Building'
Unlike most days though, this rating is not due completely to pollution, but to the cloud and occasional rainfall. It is a bit breezy outside, so a lot of the pollution has been blown away.
Temperature is about 22 degrees.
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Yesterdays official API was 146.