Disappearing Shanghai

February 25, 2015

Posted by Kanga. Please do not reblog.

You might remember Dontai Lu, the antiques market. It has been under the process of demolition for months. This picture below is from September 2014.

partially demolished buildings still being used

The picture below was taken this week. Same street.

Dontai Lu area Feb 2015

Now you see it, now you don’t.

We took another stroll through the area this week. About half of the shops were closed, although this may be due to the Chinese New Year holiday. The ones that were boarded or bricked up are definitely closed forever. In a way it is sad, because some of these buildings were very beautiful “in their day,” but their day has passed.

To see all the pictures, click here.

One comment

  1. this is very sad. it doesn’t even look like the same place!

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