Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

On top of the Xiaonanmen Watchtower

For many years I longed to climb on top of the Xiaonanmen belltower, but was always stopped by its keepers. But this intrepid French girl, apparently, managed to do it and saw this:

The exploration report and more pictures are on her blog.

Tags: dongjiadu, fire station, old town, watchtower, xiaonanmen, zhonghua road, 中华路, 小南门, 老城厢, 董家渡, 警钟楼

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