Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Changes in Shanghai

I found an old guide book for Shanghai published by the Chinese Friendship Press in the early 1980s. In it was this very helpful map of the city's tourist attractions (note two are hotels and one is the railway station).

Below is an entry from the Superfuture shopping guide to Shanghai today, this covers only a few blocks of the city's Xintiandi area.

spot the difference eh? Thought it was interesting how this illustrated how Shanghai has changed but also how tourism has changed. Once a fancy hotel and a monument were attractions now its bars, clubs and shops.

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