To mark 60 years of the People’s Republic of China the Shanghai Exhibition Center is showing off some of the nation’s triumphs in photo form.
We accidentally came across the show while taking a shortcut though the exhibition centre grounds – many locals were lining up to get in which is usually a tell-tale sign of something good is going on. We’re not sure if were were supposed to pay but it looks like the event is actually free (Read: nobody askef for us for money).
Once inside the exhibition starts at the beginning of the People’s Republic of China back in 1949 and follows the history of the current nation in many fantastic photos.
If you’re walking past the area it’s worth popping in just to see the photos. All of the descriptions for the photos are in Chinese so if you cannot speak or read the language then it might be worth grabbing a friend who can help. Here are just a few of the pictures from the event:
Shanghai 1990 – 2009
I can’t imagine another city has seen such crazy growth as this. Perhaps Dubai.
Deng Xiaoping with Margaret Thatcher
The Potala Palace
Interesting shot of the Potala Palace.
My guess is that this photo was in the 1950s, possibly around the same time as the Korean War.
Mao and Nixon
The famous meeting that helped shape the world as we know it today.
There are more than 55 different ethnic minority groups in China. Unfortunately, I couldn’t read the sign or tell by the picture which group this is.
I love China
At the end of the show you can write your own message to China. This was one of them.
What: Shanghai photo exhibition celebrating 60 years of the PRC
Where: Shanghai Exhibition Centre (Across the road from the Portman’s Ritz Carlton on Nanjing Lu – The Russian-looking building.
How much: Free (I think)
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