Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Shanghai Tower


Some friends I know from east Texas were in China last week, and they flew in and out of Shanghai on the way to their destination further west. So at the end of their trip, I traveled to Shanghai to meet them and spent three days with them. They wanted to see Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and the building with the highest observation deck in the world (you can't even go that high in the Burj Khalifa). We rode the elevator the the 119th floor observation deck. Unfortunately, the rain clouds had trapped the air pollution, and the photos turned out dark and dreary. Someday when a day off, a trip to Shanghai, a clear day and thirty extra dollars are sitting around, I may go up again and get a good photo. I do not like heights, but it only took 54 seconds for that elevator to get us up to the 119th floor.