Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in the 1980s

By That's Shanghai, April 20, 2018

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Sina has just published a new collection of photos capturing everyday life in Shanghai 35 years ago. 

Take a step back in time with these stunning photos of Shanghai's old neighborhoods along Suzhou Creek in what is today's Huangpu district.

Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in 1983
Fangyi Dong Lu near Yu Garden.

Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in 1983
A section of Suzhou Creek.

Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in 1983
Broadway Mansions as seen along Suzhou Creek, near the Bund.

Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in 1983
Nanjing Dong Lu, near People's Square.

Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in 1983
Shiliupu commercial street in Huangpu district.

Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in 1983
The Sihang Warehouse in the former district of Zhabei. 

Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in 1983
A storefront along Xizang Zhong Lu.

Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in 1983
A bus using overhead cables to drive along Jinling Dong Lu in Huangpu. The gravel street was paved over with cement in 1984.

Amazing Photos Capture Everyday Shanghai Life in 1983
Same same, but different: Laundry hanging from lane houses.

READ MORE: Amazing Photos Show How Much China Has Changed Since the 1980s

[Images via Sina, h/t Chris Buckley]

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