This peaceful little monastery located in the western part of the old city of Shanghai is one of my favourite places to visit. Continue reading “Chen Xiang Temple in Shanghai”
Möller Villa, or Moller Villa as he changed his name has a very fascinating story..Continue reading “Möller villa”
My love, My Shanghai… Continue reading “Shanghai”
This beautiful old Art Deco cinema from the 1930s at Huaihai Lu in Shanghai was designed by Czech architect C.H. Gonda. It opened on January 1, 1932 with the American movie “A Free Soul” starring Norma Shearer. It was renovated in 2003. Unfortunately it is just the outside that is still like before, the rest is not very nice. Even if it got municipal preservation status in the early nineties. (Middle Huaihai Road is also well known by its former French name Avenue Joffre, especially when you talk to some of the very old expats in Shanghai. )
ADDRESS: 870 Huaihai Zhong Lu,
near Maoming Lu
Yu Garden was first built in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. But it took a long time to complete it. It was the largest and most prestigious garden in Shanghai. It’s been damaged a lot several times. And during the first opium war the the British army used the Huxinting Teahouse as a base of operations for several days in 1842. Since 1982 Yu Garden is a national monument.