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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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Androdidas Featured By Owner 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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paikan07 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Haha, but I don't think there is a 89th floor on that building?! ;)

:thanks:
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ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...This is a great picture.
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thank you!!! ^^

:hug:
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nice view and cool story. I actually stayed in that hotel last year. The view is gorgeous! :D
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thanks!! ;)

Is it a good hotel? :)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's awesome hotel! The sky lobby on the mid level has a great breakfast and lunch buffet! :D
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Hehe, good to hear! ;)

:highfive:
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Lucain24 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing...
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
:thanks:

:hug:
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Lucain24 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome! C:
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aFletcherKinnear Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No. Shanghai
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roonc Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Any possibility of a high resolution download? :)
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Sorry mate, I don't publish highres :(
I hope you don't mind :highfive:
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TwisterTH Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Freakin Cool.
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
:thanks:

:highfive:
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sneakazz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Wow! So sharp. I feel like Im stood next to you when you took it.
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paikan07 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
It was an amazing moment, I stayed there 2 hours, watching the sun going down

Thanks for the comment ;)
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