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Coming Down Alert – Xundao Jie, Shanghai Old Town

Posted: November 26th, 2019 | No Comments »

More of Shanghai’s Old Town (Nantao) is coming down – leaving very, very little now. Xundao Jie is near Qiaojia Lu, the site of Catalpa Gardens, the mansion of the famous painter Wang Yiting (who hosted Albert Einstein for dinner there in 1922) and the oldest decently intact residence left in Nantao.

Much of Xundao Jie is now bricked up ready to come down sadly….

View across Xundao Jie

Catalpa Gardens – just around the corner
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