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The French Connection

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Our plan for today was to explore three areas representing distinct periods in Shanghai's history. We started in the Old Town, the first part of the city to be settled, now filled with shops selling souvenirs.


After what felt like a very long walk in hot and humid conditions we came to the French Concession. This area of the city was leased to the French between the 1840s and 1940s, where they built a number of handsome European-style tree-lined streets.


Fuxing Park - also known as French Park and modelled on parks found in Paris - was a good place to sit and watch people fly kites and practise Tai Chi.


Then, to bring us bang up to date, it was back to the river to get a glimpse of the Pudong district as night fell.


Posted by shoestring 05:44 Archived in China Tagged buildings people streets park china kite french shanghai skyscrapers

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What a fantastic photo of the Pudong district. I also love the French influence, shady streets and beautiful parks.
Missing you. Love you loads Mum xxxx

by Hazel Eldridge

It's very pretty seeing all of the lights from the buildings creating the skyline and mirroring into the river, quite enchanting! xx

by nessie noodles

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