Day 88: Other Side of Xintiandi

Spent most of my day on my second field trip for my Shanghai history class visiting the alleyway houses (lilong) and the Shikumen Open House Museum.

Shanghai lilong
Strolling through the alleyway houses in Xintiandi.
Shanghai lilong
Catching some lilong residents playing mahjong.
Lilong graffiti
Rebelling? Expressing discontent?
Lilong internet
Even the alleyway houses have Internet access.
Shanghai lilong
Beautiful plants on one side, motorcycles on the other.
Shanghai lilong preservation
“…classified as a Can’t Been Moved Historical Building…” They tried.
Shikumen Open House Museum
The traditional Chinese furniture reminded me a lot of my own house and my violin teacher’s house.