Shenzhen in 1980

Few people outside China have heard of Shenzhen. And since Shenzhen, as we know it, is just 30 years old it might not be surprising. Still, Shenzhen is a city unique city in this world. I believe no other city other than Shenzhen has experienced such a rapid development! If you want to appreciate it, you need to compare photos of 1980 and today. 

Shenzhen today looks something like the photo above. A concrete jungle where one skyscraper is built to the next. But since Shenzhen started it’s development after the architectural sins of the 1970s, the buildings actually look quite cool. 

Still, if you want to really appreciate Shenzhen’s developoment look at those photos taken in the 1980s. 

I shall say no more, just sit back and watch these….

 

 

 

 

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About Basti

I've been living and working for ten years in Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong). I'm working in the field of Product Design / Product Consulting and Manufacturing for accessories and wearable devices. My passions are travelling (especially China and Asia) and I used to ride a motorbike. Now, with two children, my hobbies switched to changing diapers, cleaning and feeding babies.

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