Part of our walking tour of the French Concession led us through a maze of alleys & lanes full of little shops, cafe’s, and artisan studios located throughout Lane 210 Taikang Road. The area shops are nestled in older style brick architectural buildings with modernized store fronts and fixtures. Space is not wasted in the least. Even the tiniest of spaces houses a boutique of some sort. It’s a refreshing area and you’ll enjoy the tree-lined roads from the South Shaanxi Rd. metro station to the French Concession area. While there is traffic, it is pretty limited compared to other busy areas in Shanghai. This 90 minute walking tour is a great way to enjoy the little nooks & crannies the area has to offer in Shanghai.
apartment over the walkway and exit. There is no wasted space.
I had not seen graffiti in Shanghai other than writings on the wall, at least this one has some color to add some sort of an artistic element to the vandalism.
Need a dentist?
Sky Music Box store front.
This was an actual home mixed in with the local shops.
One of many narrow shopping lanes. Very nice area.
Almost above all the little shops you’ll see cloths out to dry.
I love to see artists at work, in this case the artist had stepped away so I was able to snap a picture.
I thought this mesh like matter on the building was interesting. I’m not sure what it is; but, it sure makes the building stand out.
Narrow alley with housing on both sides of the alley.
Interesting door way.