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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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freak7391 Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really does look like gotham...nice photo!
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:iconfunkymunkz:
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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:iconpaikan07:
Yes it is pretty high! You have vertigo?
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:icononyxoryx:
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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:iconpaikan07:
Hehe, bookstore must be funny.. Or creepy depending on the place ;)

Thank you for your comments! :highfive:
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:icononyxoryx:
You're welcome. :)

No mystery... I just like to read! :reading:
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toastandcupoftea Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link] :la:
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Androdidas Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i prefer the view from 89th floor you should know ;) itīs simply the purity of luxus :)

nice shoot :)))
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