SHANGHAI from zweizwei |timelapse&hyperlapse| on Vimeo.
This city is always in my heart. Absolutely gorgeous timelapse.
Fun fact: Watch for the letter “G” at the beginning of the video. There’s a tall, pointed skyscraper on the right-hand side of the screen. At its base, to the left, there’s a little block of red-roofed buildings. That was one of many Shanghai homes for me, but it was also the longest I ever stayed in one place in that city. Basically, it was my FAVORITE Shanghai home, right in the middle of everything. I used to pop into that skyscraper across the alley to sit at the cafe and write. That is precisely where a lot of blogging happened. ;)
In my non-writing time? I just walked. For hours and hours and hours through town. I recognize just about every spot in this video. I would love to be back there, experiencing Shanghai again.
Also – the riverfront promenade: that’s where I’d go to sit and reflect, or sit and write in my notebook, or even just to be “alone” and cry. Because I needed a lot of time for figuring shit out, and the Huangpu River is a fabulous place for such activities. I feel so blessed to have been able to go to that river over four consecutive springs/summers and just let the city change me.
So much love for Shanghai today. <3