This is my brother-in-law Joe, a film maker and photographer in Shanghai. You can view some of his work in time lapse photography here, by Evil Penguin Productions, naturally. He graciously opened his 23rd floor apartment to us and served as our tour guide for the week. His Mandarin is impressive.
Day 1: We walked and taxied all over Shanghai, tasting lots of street food along the way. Joe said we got extremely lucky because we could see blue sky today. The city feels much more westernized and familiar than we expected. These are some of the places we went and people we saw: