Another post inspired by my fellow coworkers. More like I was forced into it. Ok, then you are probably saying you can’t be “forced” writing anything. Fair enough. I was “encouraged”, “persuaded”, “conned” to do this. I am just being difficult because I really don’t know what to write about the french concession area in Shanghai.
There are a lot of expats….??
During the 1930s-1940s, there was an area within Shanghai that was “foreign concession” area. Meaning the area belonged to a foreign country.
Well..it’s called the french concession…..
Yep. This was during the time when China was dominated in all aspects of life. Military, Economy, Drugs, way of life. Etc. A lot of places were “loaned” out to other countries.
It wasn’t a pretty time, I presume for the Chinese.
But it’s also what makes this area unique. And filled with expats.
Those are not expats, but just trust me on this one.
There’s also a lot of galleries and historical sites. I didn’t take much pictures of the sites because most of them were buildings, behind a gate. The gate was locked. I was not able to get through the locked gate. As such, if I uploaded a picture of the site you will just see a gate.
And that would be no value add to this post.
Talking about value adding, my lovely coworkers like to match colors when they go outside.
Don’t look at me, I don’t have any answers…. (it’s purple by the way). The camera is playing tricks on you.