Old Shanghai in Pictures

Back in the 80's the Old Shanghai skyline was nothing like it is today, there were no skyscrapers back then, Pudong was just rice fields, there were some six lane thoroughfares and bridges... for bicycles!

Much has changed in this city and it is without a doubt the one place in China where modernization took hold at a rapid pace.

Here are some Old Shanghai pictures from our early travels in the 80's...


Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's
Rush hour traffic

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's
Crowds everywhere... this part has not changed...

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's
The Huangpu is one of the main thoroughfares nowadays

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's
Skyscrapers have replaced the rice paddies

Yu Yuan Gardens

Crowded as ever, these traditional Chinese Gardens have always been a popular attraction among both locals and visitors.

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's

The Shanghai Exhibition Center

With its Soviet style architecture is nowadays a popular shopping center.

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's

A Shanghai Kindergarten

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's

A Wood Carving Factory

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's

The Shanghai Circus

Old Shanghai in pictures - Shanghai in the 80's


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