The following are HISTORIC SHANGHAI WALKS, featuring some Art Deco
Sunday November 26 1pm / Discovering Jewish Shanghai The amazing saga of the ‘chosen people’ in Shanghai Bus & walking tour, RMB 250 members, RMB 350 nonmembers, RSVP for meeting point: firstname.lastname@example.org
A tour of Shanghai’s fascinating Jewish history, from the Sephardic Jewish traders and businessmen who arrived from Baghdad and India as Shanghai opened to trade, and became the legendary tycoons who built the city; to the White Russian Jews who were fleeing from the Bolsheviks, and the European Jews seeking safe haven as the Nazis rose to power. We’ll visit mansions and synagogues, apartment houses and lane neighborhoods, and discover the legacy of Jewish Shanghai that is still all around us.
Friday December 1, 5.30pm (walk) 6.30-8.30pm (drinks) / A Merry Bund Walk & Holiday Drinks~ includes a cocktail. Members free, Nonmembers RMB 300. RSVP for meeting point: email@example.com
Get into the festive spirit with a walk along the Bund and holiday drinks! Enjoy the Christmas decorations on the inside and outside of these magnificent structures and hear all about the five generations of buildings on this fabled stretch that hold the stories of empires and fortunes, built and lost. We’ll finish up at Jean Georges Bar in the former Union Insurance Building (Three on the Bund) for one of their delicious cocktails … the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!
Sunday December 3, 1pm / Sacred Shanghai IV Our annual festive season tour of Shanghai’s sacred landmarks. Bus & walking tour, RMB 250 members, RMB 350 nonmembers, RSVP for meeting point: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tis the season! Join us as we explore the churches of old Shanghai in the fourth edition of our annual festive season tour! (attention, regulars: these are all churches we’ve never visited on previous Sacred Shanghai tours!). We’ll share the stories of these magnificent buildings, the people who built him, worshiped in them then and now, and enjoy the festive air, with Christmas decorations. It’s a very special holiday season tour of old Shanghai’s sacred landmarks. Please RSVP early, places are limited.
ARCHITECTURAL WALKS GUIDEBOOK: Final Five: The Where’s Where of the Who’s Who of Old Shanghai is the final guidebook in Tess Johnston’s series of walking guides in historical Shanghai neighborhoods. For information and to order, click here.