Staying Put – for now.

April 25, 2007


All the recent media attention on the Chongqing nail house reminded us of two similar Shanghai cases just around the corner. The first one promptly disapeared the next week but the half-a-house across the road remains intact with its tennants still running their sugar cane distribution business from the kitchen.
Both these houses used to be part of streets that were demolished to make way for the high-rise development behind.

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Hello? I’m on a Bike

April 16, 2007


Hello?…hello? yes…I’m on a bike…hello?…what?… Yes, I’ll be..hello?… home for dinner…Yes…hello?… noodles sounds goo… Oh bugger!

Hard (?) Hat

April 3, 2007


In another sign of the times we spotted this guy in a wicker hardhat and realised that we haven’t seen one in years. Back in the 90’s these were an everyday sight but in Shanghai at least they have been largely consigned to history.