||||||||||||ON.THE.STREET||| Les haricots / by Ashley O'Mahony

Les haricots

Les haricots - Petit écosseur du Vieux Shanghai - Shanghai - 2009

 

At the west of the Yu Garden (豫园 - Yù Yuán), inside the almost circular Renmin lu (人民路 - Rénmínlù), Shanghai still hides some old streets in the heart of the modern city. With their typical 3-floor houses, they give a good preview of how Shanghai looked a few decades ago. But those neighborhoods gradually disappear, under huge concrete screeds poured by a greedy administration. Hurry up if you want to enjoy those charming but becoming extinct spots !