Being Shadows

Shanghai | Being Shadows | © DM Barlow (2017)

A hand-held image, taken with a 90mm lens. This lane (and the others in this lilong community) hide some forgotten historic gems: a warehouse that was formerly the Japanese arsenal in the late 1930s; and across the road – down a dark, musty lane is a Victorian building that used to belong to British American Tobacco and dates back to the late 1890s. The bricks are almost black with age, and crumbling. One wonders how much longer …