February 3rd, 2018

Dragon Chi

A Russian restaurant near the port

As a little follow-up to my earlier post on Russian restaurants of old Shanghai, here is a beautiful 1920s picture of a Russian restaurant on Yangtsepoo Road, near the port:

Source: flickr Fin de Siecle.

I am happiest when it is possible to know the exact location of the photo. In this case the fortuitious street sign for Taiping Road helped. Here is an aerial shot before 1949; the roof line conforms:

This block has not survived. See the photo on the modern map here: https://pastvu.com/p/722760