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Foto Friday: The Streets of Shanghai

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Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of the streets of Shanghai.

Wandering around Shanghai, the streets were often narrow, dirty and filled with poor wire jobs. Buildings all looked the same, clad in red bricks. The ground level comprised of a variety of small shops with housing on the second and third floors. Families sat outside in the street as their wet laundry hung from the mess of wires above.

Shanghai streetscene

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4 Responses to Foto Friday: The Streets of Shanghai

  1. Colleen Brynn January 18, 2014 at 1:23 am #

    I love insights like this into how people live. It’s one of the reasons I’m compelled to keep traveling.
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    • Beth Williams January 23, 2014 at 7:59 am #

      That’s definitely part of it for me too!

  2. Heather January 11, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    Even after living in Shanghai for two years, I’m still amazed that these kind of gritty scenes can exist alongside the ultra-modern skyscrapers and glitzy shopping districts. That contrast is one of the reasons I loved it there so much!
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    • Beth Williams January 16, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

      It’s part of why I love Hong Kong so much as well, compared to really clean and sterile places like Singapore.

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