Shanghai Pudong 1920

Who would have imagined one of the greatest urban transformations in a few short decades out of this vast vista of rice paddies marked by one single chimney? In hindsight, now we can travel back in time and be awe struck.

Pudong, Shanghai, circa 1920-2009
GIF: Shanghai Pudong from circa 1920 to 2009 (Unknown, Dheera Venkatraman)
Shanghai via satellite, 1984-2012, (Google Earth)
GIF: Shanghai via satellite from 1984 to 2012 (Google Earth)

Also check out the next, twin post “Shanghai Pudong 2009” to see more urban transformations in China

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