And what better way to mark it than with an introduction to the skywalk in the Shanghai World Finance Center? While I had been there before, I had not had the chance to experience a death-defying encounter with a 474m drop, in the world’s highest observation deck (higher, even than the Burj). All I can say is ‘sweaty palms’; I was not in very good shape, and all my natural instincts to ‘fight or flight’ kicked in at the same moment. Humans, I am convinced, are not supposed to walk on glass floors, half a mile in the sky …
Just a normal day at work – wave at the funny foreigner with the camera.
Nothing can phase those guys.
My hotel – the Renaissance at Zhongshan Park – is the building at the middle-top.
A split personality.
Just watching the world go by.
I was really pooing myself.
An impressive sight!
What made it even scarier were all the mirrors everywhere … when I walked in, I was actually a little disorientated to know what was floor, and what was glass.
Exit at the junction.
I think this captures all the main buildings!
Quite a view …
The first punchline …
… the second punchline is that they sell a bottle opener of the building in the shape of a bottle opener! Sadly, it was huge, metal and about thirty quid! Get me a fake, please.