“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Coming Down Alert: And Still They Come for Shanghai Frenchtown…

Posted: April 25th, 2019 | No Comments »

If i had a penny for every time someone tells me that the Shanghai government is not going to destroy anymore of Frenchtown I’d be able to buy a rather fine bottle of wine or three to toast the old French Concession in its dying days….The wholesale destruction of Dongtai Road (Rue Hennequin) and surrounding streets, the ongoing destruction of the Jinling Road (Rue du Consulat) area, Yanqing Road’s (Route de Grouchy) west side, specifically around No.12, as far as Donghu Road (Route Doumer) and Huating Road. And, just last year, Huangpi Lu (Rue Bayle) and Hefei Lu (Rue du Pére Froc). Now it’s the turn of the block on the corner of Taicang Lu (Rue Longkiang) and Huangpi Nan Lu (Rue Bayle)…

The junction of Taicang and Huangpi…
Looking east along Taicang…
Through the original gates…
North up Huangpi Nan Lu towards Huai Hai Zhong Lu…
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