Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary

, Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite

Everyone knows that Shanghai is a cosmopolitan city, but did you know that the French Concession looks nothing like China? I could attempt to describe the narrow roads tunneled by green trees. I could go on and on about the tiny stores and the displays that burst with creativity. But it would be easier to just show it instead…

 All the alleyways are cute and each tell their unique story., Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
Some shop owners attract customers with beautiful parrots! , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
It’s a residential area and people aren’t afraid to air their (not so dirty) laundry. , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
Most of the buildings have two floors. Businesses on the first, family homes on the second.
, Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
The area has lots of foreigners so there plenty of business to accommodate their needs. , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
Some of the stores have sinks in the front instead of the back. , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
The hanging laundry adds to the cozy atmosphere. , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
There is some pretty cool graffiti art too! , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
There are till plenty of typically Chinese things in the area – that’s what makes it so unique!
, Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
There’s nowhere like this anywhere else in the world. , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
You can find some exciting cuisine in this area! From Western food to Western Chinese delicacies – like insects! , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
The tiny stores go all out with their decorations – this spa has a real koi fish pond in it’s 2 meter squared entrance., Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
Here’s another awesome alleyway! , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
And of course there’s some hipster influence., Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
Look at this cute little home above the store! , Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite
Thanks for reading!

, Shanghai’s French Concession: Photo Diary, The Travel Bug Bite

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