Shanghai begins to bloom in the spring air

Dong Jun Jiang Xiaowei Wang Rongjiang
The winter has been somehow gloomy for Shanghai inhabitants because of the COVID-19 crisis. But fear not, spring has arrived.
Dong Jun Jiang Xiaowei Wang Rongjiang

The winter has been somehow gloomy for Shanghai inhabitants because of the COVID-19 crisis. But fear not, spring has arrived and more people are walking outdoors and returning to work again just as the metropolis’ flowers sprout up all around the city and the willows turn green. Most of the city parks remain closed because of the epidemic, but Shanghai Daily photographers got out and about snapping the darling buds of spring. 

Shanghai begins to bloom in the spring air
Dong Jun / SHINE
Shanghai begins to bloom in the spring air
Dong Jun / SHINE
Shanghai begins to bloom in the spring air
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE
Shanghai begins to bloom in the spring air
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

As the mercury rises, flowers begin to bloom all around the city.

Shanghai begins to bloom in the spring air
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A tourist takes photos of the flowers blooming at the Bund. 

Shanghai begins to bloom in the spring air
Dong Jun / SHINE

Willows along the Puding River in Xuhui District 

Shanghai begins to bloom in the spring air
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A bird’s-eye view of Jing’an Sculpture Park

Shanghai begins to bloom in the spring air
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Citizens take snaps of the cherry flowers through the bars of a railing as most of the parks remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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