Shanghai during the 1920s and 1930s. With 3 million inhabitants already one of the world’s largest cities and the Middle Kingdom’s center of the new art forms of cinema, animation and popular music. This time also gave rise to what would become one of the city’s major sights: the Bund Shanghai.
"I try to capture Shanghai's many paradoxes between the old and new the rich and the poor" writes photographer Leon Yan (@movable) "For me walking around Shanghai is a bit like time travel. A lot of the older neighborhoods you see in my photos are quickly disappearing. Once they're gone they're gone forever so I want to document them before they're all replaced by soulless high-rises." // #citylife #shanghai #china #architecture #highrises #memory #timetravel #street #streetphotography