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.
But there is so much good food to try out! Like sweet potatoes, Jianbing (like sort of a pancake with egg, oil, spring onion..), Chinese buns, food on a stick.. There is just so much to try! I’ve tried so much really nice food, and some really terrible..
When I first moved to Shanghai, then all I talked to my Chinese neighbours about was food. What had I been eating today, what would I eat next. And it is sort of the same when I’m down in our summer house in southern Sweden. A lot of talk about food… I like it!
The name is very misleading. The market is full of interior design, art, plants, seasonal ornaments, Tea… The list is long. I for example have My favourite place for where I buy buddhas. But I actually just bought a stone fish this time. For our summer house. This is a more expensive market, because of its location. But it is so worth it.
718 Hongjing Lu, near Hongsong Lu / 虹井路718号, 近红松路 You go in through the big gate