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These photos were taken by part-time Shanghai photographer Xi Zi (席子) around the Dongjiadu (董家渡) area, just a 10-minute bus ride south of the Shanghai Bund. They depict a very different scene compared to the well-restored Bund buildings and the Lujiazui skyline across the Huangpu River.

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Workers demolish the Merchant and Boat Assembly Hall (商船会馆), which was Shanghai’s earliest and largest assembly hall. Photo taken on April 9, 2010.
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Mr. Wang visits his former residence, Di Lu (迪庐), right before its demolition in December 2009. Built in 1927, Di Lu was a typical example of Shanghai shikumen style. Photo taken on December 20, 2009.
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Senior citizens sit on dange lu -- a traditional Shanghai cobblestone street -- to enjoy the outdoor breezes in summer. This photo was taken on Xin Jie on July 12, 2009. The neighborhood has since been levelled.
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A bird's-eye view of Xuejiabang Lu (薛家浜路), a street built in 1912 after the Xuejia Creek was filled in. This area has been largely demolished and is now mostly deserted. Photo taken on March 24, 2009.

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Completed in 1853, St. Francis Xavier was China’s first Catholic Church to hold more than 2,000 people. Workers are pulling down a building in front, in which the church used as its primary school in 1914. Photo taken on December 26, 2009.
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Mr. Shi, a long-time resident in Dongjiadu, plays with his cat on Wangzuijiao Jie. Photo taken on March 21, 2010.
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A stray dog frolics on the rubble of several old buildings on Dongjiadu Lu. Photo taken on March 3, 2010.
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