Travel theme: Illuminated

Ailsa’s Travel theme: Illuminated brought back memories of a special night we spent “on our own” during our Viking River Cruise that ended in Shanghai.  We began by roaming around Yuyuan Gardens and said our final good-byes to China on The Bund.  From our perspective, it seemed that all of Shanghai was illuminated and teeming with people anxious to enjoy the scenery and the liveliness of that busy city.

Shops are open into the night in Shanghai's Yuyuan Gardens district -- and the people love strolling, watching little dramas, listening to music, eating on the run, and shopping!

Shops are open into the night in Shanghai’s Yuyuan Gardens district — and the people love strolling, watching little dramas, listening to music, eating on the run, and shopping!

Some of the prettiest historic buildings line the street facing the waterway in the area known as The Bund in Shanghai.

Some of the prettiest historic buildings line the street facing the waterway in the area known as The Bund in Shanghai.

Illuminated boats cast colorful reflections on the Huangpu River in Shanghai.  In the background is the Pudong area where new buildings light the night.

Illuminated boats cast colorful reflections on the Huangpu River in Shanghai. In the background is the Pudong area where new buildings light the night.

A family willingly posed for a picture standing in front of the illuminated buildings in The Bund.

A family willingly posed for a picture standing in front of the illuminated buildings in The Bund.

One family wanted us to take a picture of the lighted headbands they just purchased for the children from vendors hawking everything from flashlights to noisemakers.

One family wanted us to take a picture of the lighted headbands they just purchased for the children from vendors hawking everything from flashlights to noisemakers.

If you want to see more entries in this week’s challenge Travel Theme: Illuminated, head over to Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack? by clicking here.

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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22 Responses to Travel theme: Illuminated

  1. Pingback: Travel Theme-Illuminated | WoollyMuses

  2. Lovely shots – I always struggle with night shots, but these are great!!

  3. Gale says:

    Beautiful photography!

  4. That second photo is very well-appointed!

  5. suej says:

    Great illuminations! Thanks for showing me a bit of Shanghai at night 🙂

  6. Amy says:

    Love every single one of these photos! Wonderful pics of people in Shanghai 🙂

  7. Tvor says:

    I would love to go to China some day! Great shots!

  8. I love the third one…..

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