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Homes aren’t the only thing being snapped up by developers and levelled.  The Dongtai Antiques Market is a chaotic warren of individual street vendors with anything from old watches to Communist tchotchkes but it won’t exist for much longer.  This gentleman was telling us that he’s being moved out to an antiques mall in a high-rise building.  He doesn’t like the idea, though — the rent is much higher and the location is much less convenient.
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Olympus E-M5
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200
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f/3.5
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1/320th
Focal Length
18mm

Homes aren’t the only thing being snapped up by developers and levelled. The Dongtai Antiques Market is a chaotic warren of individual street vendors with anything from old watches to Communist tchotchkes but it won’t exist for much longer. This gentleman was telling us that he’s being moved out to an antiques mall in a high-rise building. He doesn’t like the idea, though — the rent is much higher and the location is much less convenient.

Block by block, Shanghai’s Old City is being bought up by developers. They are required to relocate families into new apartments and, for many families, this is a real step up from the decaying residences and shared facilities in their current apartments. As the developers are able to move more and more people out of a block, they begin blocking off sections of it, marking buildings with what I’m told is the Mandarin character for ‘destruction’.
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Camera
Olympus E-M5
ISO
200
Aperture
f/5.6
Exposure
1/250th
Focal Length
12mm

Block by block, Shanghai’s Old City is being bought up by developers. They are required to relocate families into new apartments and, for many families, this is a real step up from the decaying residences and shared facilities in their current apartments. As the developers are able to move more and more people out of a block, they begin blocking off sections of it, marking buildings with what I’m told is the Mandarin character for ‘destruction’.

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