Friday, June 04, 2010

Bull market!


Here's the new statue on the Bund in Shanghai with the old Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank building in the background. A mixture of Wall Street and the City! The HSBC Shanghai HQ was built in 1923 and was deemed to be "the most luxurious building between the Suez Canal and the Bering Strait." It now houses Shanghai Pudong Development Bank but tourists are allowed into the entrance to admire the mosaics in the domed ceiling of London, Paris, New York and Calcutta together with the exhortations of spes, fides, aequitas, iustitia etc.

4 Comments:

Blogger Eurodog said...

Lovely picture, WW.

7:47 pm  
Blogger Angus said...

And to think the Shanghai Expo only cost twice as much as the Beijing Olympics.

4:28 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Merci, ED!

I suppose it goes on for six times as long, Angus.

8:50 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, lovely pic.

11:57 pm  

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