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The Cathay Hotel, Shanghai… today’s Fairmont Peace Hotel

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The Cathay Hotel is a dream of a hotel. An art deco mirage in concrete and cast iron, floating impossibly on the once-swampy banks of the Shanghai Bund – Britain’s city-monument to Imperial Might. The grande dame de jure of … Continue reading

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A Tour of the Shanghai Bund (上海外灘)

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The Shanghai Bund is the centerpiece of its namesake city, Shanghai – that most quintessential of all Treaty Ports in China, and one of the greatest city’s in recent history. It takes pride of place in the International Settlement, jointly … Continue reading

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