The Shanghai’s Old Town refers to the oldest area of the city. The Old Town remained in place, while new urban areas were being developed on the outskirt after the Opium War in 1842. It is dense, cramped, falling apart, and full of character. The amount of detail is overwhelming. Every narrow alley or doorway beckons exploring. Textures abound in wood, cloth, and stone. Everything is weathered and lived in. Old people and children pop out of unexpected places. The market streets bustle, while the quiet alleys are deathly silent. A large section of Old Town seemed in process of being dismantled. New residential towers loomed around the edge of this destruction, soulless clues to the fate of the place. The rubble makes for sad photos, but it’s fascinating to walk through.
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CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-04-29 7:12
I like all of the clear details. The lack of colour on the buildings is offset by the laundry. Nicely cropped.
ikeharel (60485) 2013-05-07 10:06
Shanghai's Old neighbourhood are demolished in order to build high-rise dwellings to the over-populated city, Miro, so i reed a while ago. So, this must be a unique document show the old houses.
Fine details shown in good clarity, and loundry hang added colors to the whole.
kato (11630) 2013-08-06 1:23
You're capturing well this old residental area in Shanghai by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to old two-storied building with terraced houseshouses in a row. It's also impressive in a tiled roof, window frame and the wash hanging out. The building is old, but it is surprisingly comfortable thing there is attachment residents living.
abmdsudi (44966) 2014-01-27 19:06
Lovely image of the old town & old China that you have given this look that is perfect for the subject matter. I feel there are unseen eyes watching! The treatment works wonders here. It has given the image bags of atmosphere, helped by some nice colours sparked by the flashes of red, strong composition and the textures and the tones, as well as being such an interesting image with respect to the location. wonderful photo/journalism, just lovely work, Congrats
Miguel82 (25547) 2015-01-04 11:03
It is as if time stopped in Shangaï old town, these old buildings are still in good condition, the inhabitants' clothes are drying in front of their houses, happy new year Miro, all the best
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15102)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: , Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8-4.5 DC MACRO 1:2.3
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-04 4:13