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Shanghai Underworld – Amazing pictures of the old Gaojiabang

Recently all major Chinese medias have focused on the streets of Gaojiabang, a village of Shanghai.

Old houses, signs and a large influx of immigrants give to this place a different sense of harmony of life. Gao Jia Bang is a maze of narrow streets.

The standard of living, housing, food and prices are at their lowest level. To attract people in the area, local residents offer help to those who come for the first time in Shanghai in search of fortune, because this neighborhood is a good compromise, for those who are searching a new job and can not afford to pay high rents required in the metropolis.

A resident of Gao Bang said within one or two years will begin the demolition work and then they all will have to find a “village within a city”. The photos that depict life in the streets are impressive.

Some picture point out the contrasts between China’s past and the modernity of advertising.

Too bad that no Chinese source gives the name of the author of this report.

A Village in Shanghai


Topic: Shanghai underworld, images of Shanghai, Shanghai photography, Shanghai photos

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