One of the prettiest and biggest buddhist temples in Shanghai, and I used to live opposite it in my first house in Shanghai back in 2002. It was originally named Hudu Chongyuan, today’s name Jing An comes from the district it’s located in, Jing An. In 1972 it was burnt down, and was then reconstructed and opened up to the public again in 1990. It then had a total make over again that took several years and was completed in 2010. Today it is a very grand a peaceful place to visit. I especially like to visit the temple in the mornings. People are praying, singing and even if I am not a buddhist I feel very happy and calm every time I had a visit here in the morning.
This peaceful little monastery located in the western part of the old city of Shanghai is one of my favourite places to visit. Fortsätt läsa ”Chen Xiang Temple in Shanghai”
Möller Villa, or Moller Villa as he changed his name has a very fascinating story..Fortsätt läsa ”Möller villa”
My love, My Shanghai… Fortsätt läsa ”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