The ride home

The Old City of Shanghai

The Old City of Shanghai.

While in town back in May, I set out for a trip in the traditional urban core of Shanghai, once defended by a strong wall, almost completely gone today.

Vulnerable, the Old City is disappearing rapidly, large scale demolition giving way to skyscrapers, residential towers, and squeaky clean developments, while residents are forced out of dilapidated homes.

Nevertheless, as cranes and bulldozers are closing in, the Shanghainese go about their daily lives in the small alleyways. They work, play, eat, rest, socialize, and this community continues to live in a very intimate fashion. But for how long ? What will be left of the city’s cultural heritage on my next visit?

Grudge bags II
Grudge bags, clearing for a “capital mansion on the Bund”
The morning chat
The morning chat, a close-knit community

Morning chat in the alleyways of Shanghai

The resident, Old City of Shanghai
The resident
The courtyard
The courtyard
The chicks
Chicks
3 PM, a man in PJ's
3 o’clock PJ’s
The quiet hour, Old City of Shanghai
Quiet city
The carpenter taking a nap, Old City of Shanghai
The carpenter

Corner look out

Nap time in the Old City of Shanghai
Nap time
The tailor
The tailor
Back street ducks
Back street ducks
Hung to dry
Hung to dry
Opening soon
Opening soon

Not happy

Out of stock
Out of stock
Sheffield Steelers Supporters Club...Old City of Shanghai
SSSC must be the Sheffield Steelers Supporters Club
The iron lady
The iron lady
Dining out
Dining out
Lunch at the office
Lunch at the office
The market
The market
Century eggs,
Century eggs
Oops I did it again
Oops I did it again
Splitting the bill, Old City of Shanghai
Splitting the bill
Mr Smiley
Mr Happy
Miezhu road
On the run
Shanghai recycling
Shanghai recycling
Road rage
Road rage
The boss on the Bund, Shanghai
The boss on the Bund
Away with the old
Away with the old
Getting closer
The veiled giants
The violinist, Old City of Shanghai
The violinist
How long
How long?
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2 thoughts on “The Old City of Shanghai

  1. Salut l’ami , nous aimons vraiment beaucoup ce genres de photos en N&B , ça rend super bien !
    Continue comme ça, nous voyageons un peu avec toi.

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