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Old February 15th, 2009, 08:42 AM   #1
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The other Shanghai

most of what you get to see about Shanghai looks like this:



actually the Bund and Pudong Skyline only represents 2% of this 13 million megalopolis. Let me invite you invite you to a long city round trip to sights and district you will never seed on the Internet including undisturbed ancient housing, gated-communities and slums

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Old February 15th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #2
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KEEP IT GOING BRO~~~SORRY FOR THE TITLE CRUSH
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Old February 15th, 2009, 10:08 AM   #3
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Jing'an District



Marked as number 5, a central part of Shanghai in Puxi, opposite side of Pudong with a varied mixture of arhcitectural styles, Shanghai en miniature

A high end shopping center...


...just opposite of


Jing'an Temple


an ancient old temple dating brack from the 13th century


..which was recently restored


despite construction there are still numerous Shikumen (ancient city quarters) in Jing'an








some of them being recently restored








the big housing complexes are never out of sight even in the small Shikumen






these narrow lanes are divided by broad boulevards



the following pics were taken out of our appartment. It is Jing'an disctricts center

looking east



looking north









looking south to the French concession which is devoid of high-rises







road next to Jing'an Temple



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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #4
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Really nice shots
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Old February 15th, 2009, 03:56 PM   #5
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nice pics! I would like to visit Shanghai some day...
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Old February 15th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #6
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Interesting pictures; thx for sharing
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Old February 15th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #7
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thank you bzw. dankesch÷n. I'll put some up from every city district asap
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Old February 15th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #8
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nice pic's of the less known parts
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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #9
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Thanks for this tour!
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Old February 16th, 2009, 10:53 AM   #10
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Is this from your apartment? If it is, we not only live in the same building, but possibly on the same floor! Weird.


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Old February 16th, 2009, 05:41 PM   #11
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Is this from your apartment? If it is, we not only live in the same building, but possibly on the same floor! Weird.


no joke, this is from my appartment. Shall I open the window and cry "Whoohoo"?
I live on the 27th floor.
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Haha!

I'm on the 28th.

Where are you from and how long have you lived in the building?

Wow. What are the odds of this happening in a city the size of Shanghai? Crazy.

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Old February 18th, 2009, 03:32 PM   #13
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Thanks! I have waited for this kind of thread for a long time! Shanghai is so much more than just lujiazui. Keep on posting pictures
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Old February 18th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #14
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Haha!

I'm on the 28th.

Where are you from and how long have you lived in the building?

Wow. What are the odds of this happening in a city the size of Shanghai? Crazy.
I'm from Germany and moved to this nice provincial little village in November so I am quite new in Shanghai. Before I've been living in Hamburg. Skyscrapercityphotos really changed my life because even my former appartment in Germany was shown on skyscrapercity as well namely in this thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=640418
I would not be surprised if my statements of bank acoounts were shown here tomotrrow

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on to the next page
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the next photos were taken in Honggiao southwest of Jing'an. Like Jing'an also Hongqiao is a bizarre mixture of different architectural stlyles from different ages albeit at a more moderate level than in Jing'an.
Maybe a Shanghai city district is just to big to show a unique and distinct character.

Hongqiao is quite at the edge of the city is the place where the first foreigners moved when China opened up in the 1980s to the outside world. These gated communities also inhabitated high ranking party members. These parts of Hongqiao stand in sharp contrast with old run down factories and communist appartment housing complexes from the Mao Zedong era.

The name is quite popular because also Shanghai's international airport could be found within the districts limits until the gigantic Pudong airport dwarfed the hongqiao airport to insignifiance in 1999.


this street leads... straight into the city center!






these oldfashioned dwellings really seem to disappear fastly. They do not match the romantic beauty of toutist compatible Shikumen as pictured above


suburban appeal, the spaces getting bigger


looks like Chinese provincial town, not as crazy as SPudong but with witnesses of economic upturn, quite organized and neat




typical new middle class hosuing




a mosque?

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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #17
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we are near the Zoo....


some aread look more hm..."traditional"


1980s housing


traditional housing, early 20oth century, renovated


villa-style housing, imitating English architecture


1980s Kitsch castle


gated communities. Honestly, I do not want to live there. This is too far away from the lively city center with its great offer on shopping amenities, bars, clubs, restaurants. At least it is quite with better air quality

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Minhang on the southern edge of the city is something completely different and not to be compared to the rest of Shanghai. Most of Minhang was constructed in the 1950s and 60s when construction almost came to a halt in other parts of Shanghai and the metropolis on the Huangpu river mutated to a dull and neglected socialist provincial town. In the eyes of the communist govcernment with its businesses, amusement districts, criminality, nightlife and whorehouses Shanghai was regarded as a cradle of decadence and an ebodyment of capitalism. So they decided to erect a new housing district with adjacent factories on the outskirts of town. Meanwhile, also changes have come to Minhang with the construction of a gigantic indoor skiing area.

Getting there by subway takes about 2 hours

liek all other photos these ones were taken with distinctive handycam-hightech-technology. Be witness of state of the art photograph artistic performance









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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #19
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It is indeed that "other" Shanghai is beautiful thanks again for those pics
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I'm from Germany and moved to this nice provincial little village in November so I am quite new in Shanghai. Before I've been living in Hamburg. Skyscrapercityphotos really changed my life because even my former appartment in Germany was shown on skyscrapercity as well namely in this thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=640418
I would not be surprised if my statements of bank acoounts were shown here tomotrrow

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Cool, man. I may just take you up on that.
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