Streetlevel Shanghai

By: Gustav Hoiland

May 09 2014

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:24mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80
Behind School

Yesterday’s image didn’t jog the memory machine. But then I came upon a series of images shot along this one street that ran behind the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics where I was stationed in the fall of 2009. Shot perhaps every three feet for the length of the block, it’s a long (albeit unstitched) ribbon of that slice of the city.

And everything is so very Chinese. The abundant bicycles and scooters. The concrete street poles (China doesn’t have millions of giant trees at its disposal). Even the way the lights and wires are attached to the poles. Perhaps it’s not so much Chinese as much as it is non-American, not done in the way I’m used to seeing.

Whatever the case, before long I’ll get this all into a stretching horizon of a photo and maybe do something with it. Absorb it for a bit if nothing else.

Lovely back-street Shanghai.

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