Last week, we told you about the the big fire at Shanghai’s historic 121-year-old Union Church. On Saturday, we went to the church to check on the damage. We were able to sneak onto the roof of an abandoned building next door to get some bird’s eye views — and what we saw wasn’t pretty. Workers are busy building scaffolding around the remains of the building, so it looks as though the church’s renovation is still going to happen. But they’ve really got their work cut out for them.
The weather has been great recently, and if you are looking for something to do, we highly recommend a stroll around the old British Settlement, south of Suzhou Creek and west of The Bund. A little depressing nowadays, but it’s one of our favorite areas in the city.
Photos by Peijin Chen.