Growing Up With Shanghai- Jian Guo Lu

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This walk was a real treat and I really recommend following it if you ever are in Shanghai. I only had a general idea of the route before we started but little did I know that it would lead into the hidden passageways and give a very intimate glimpse of the old, quiet Nong Tangs of Shanghai, rarely seen without a local resident guide. During one of our later conversations, it was interesting to learn that Albert’s elementary, junior, and high school have all been demolished – how fascinating that such a part of one’s childhood is erased so quickly.

Jian Guo Lu is a 2–lane typical French Concession street filled with old buildings and local Shanghai life. Cutting across the heart of the French Concession, it is a more intimate thoroughfare compared to Huai Hai Lu or Fu Xing Lu – which may also contribute to its popularity.
When embarking on this walk, you will need to follow the map and photos very carefully as the route may not always be apparent. But if you do get lost – explore!

Photos by Weina Li.


released March 19, 2013

Edited by: Terence Lloren, Graphic Design: Linus Tang/ Terence LLoren, Photos: Weina Li




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