October 31st, 2018


Over 1,800 historic photos of Shanghai mapped on PastVu

The most recent additions include:

- German restaurant on Bubbling Well Road;
- various views of Love Lane and vicinity, including the Italian Consulate and the Country Club;
- a number of stills from a 1961 propaganda movie filmed in the old town;
- some Vladislav Mikosha's color photos;
- a rare image of a Taoist temple near the Racecourse, now turned into a lawn;
- the maestro Harrison Forman near a market north of Suzhou Creek, with the Bankers' Guildhall behind him;
- identified another shot of the Central Arcade, in 1973, and another one, of DD's Cafe;
- been gnawing at the Werner von Boltenstern's collection of rare (and difficult to identify) streets and corners; here are a couple more images taken near Beihai Road;
- more disappeared blocks on Yan'an Road. Can't believe it was necessary to tear down such substantial and tall buildings!
- another successful detection: a stretch of Tibet Road, near Jiujiang Road;
- the corner entrance to the Boissezon Apartments; why did the beautiful garage have to go?
- Tuberculosis Clinic that used to be on Huashan Road; the site is gone but it is now Huashan Hospital territory;
- cute Mark's Apartments on Bubbling Well Road; never noticed that one;
- beautiful hi-res panorama of the Bund around 1923;
- some rare old photos of Pure Heart Church, Lowrie Institute and Mary Farnham Girls' School;
- Majestic Apartments on Bubbling Well Road in various stages of construction;
- and many more.

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