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Gotham by paikan07 Gotham by paikan07
Shanghai during sunset

This was taken from the Meridien hotel. I went there at the end of the afternoon. The restaurant was closed but I found a lift in service, used by the staff. I went up and all of a sudden found myself facing the manager. I asked when the restaurant would open and if I could have a look around. She said yes and she then had a long phone call. I went to sit down in a couch. The lady forgot I was there and she switched off all the lights and closed the restaurant.. with me inside.. I stayed there for two hours, in the dark, watching the sun going down and all the city lights switching on, in an astonishing silence. It's hard to describe this moment, I was far above this anthill, in my quiet nest.

They finally opened the restaurant: I left, in silence; nobody saw me and nobody knew I was there..until now ;)
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SebKaiser Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha I can really relate with your story, each time I visit a city, I try to "infiltrate" hotels hoping to get a nice view of the city to shoot :D 
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freak7391 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really does look like gotham...nice photo!
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Thank you :D
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RonSRV Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
very nice
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Funkymunkz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
The buildings really must be high if you can get that high enough to see all of that. You'd never get me up there. At least not for a bet XD
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Yes it is pretty high! You have vertigo?
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OnyxOryx Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
What an experience that must have been. I think I would panic if I was left alone overnight in a public establishment... well other than a bookstore of course. :reading:

And such sharp detail in the photo! :wow:
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Hehe, bookstore must be funny.. Or creepy depending on the place ;)

Thank you for your comments! :highfive:
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OnyxOryx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
You're welcome. :)

No mystery... I just like to read! :reading:
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livinladolcevita Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link] :la:
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