Summer in the old alley~ Shanghai

smoking his way through the last hot days of summer

smoking his way through the last hot days of summer

Each time I start a new walk into one of the old alleys of Shanghai, I feel as though I am entering another world where simple life, community feeling, tradition and open communication thrive. There is a charm to the old alleys and a distinct sense of nostalgia that makes them so attractive and keeps me coming back. As long as they are there, the spirit and essence of Shanghai continue to live on.

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  1. This is an awesome shot, great composition and lots of character. Keep it up!

  2. I know exactly what you mean. I lived in one of these old alleys of Shanghai for five years. It was a great memorable experience. I knew all my neighbours and would chat with them on my way to the front door. It wasn’t the sanitised version of Shanghai but I loved it.

  3. yessssssss….let’s smoke….you will be funny like him …I AM !!!!!

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