Tian Zi Fang (田子方), Shanghai – A Place of Unlimited Discoveries

December 2, 2011 in Creative

Posted by Toh Shun Gui of 16th SHEN.

I went to Tian Zi Fang ( 田子方) last week for a company visit to Shokay (the article on Shokay will be posted later) and took some pictures over there. Here's an introduction of Tian Zi Fang, quoting from here:

"Walking down the narrow lane of Tianzi Fang at Taikang Lu ('Art Street'), you'd be wondering if you were really in cosmopolitan Shanghai. At a glance, Taikang Lu features a mix of old and refurbished brick houses. However, do not be fooled by the traditional old lanes or wet clothes hanging on bamboo poles above your head. Taikang Lu sure deserves a second look. These days, many artists and local designers have set up boutiques and laid-back cafe is that have been drawing crowds of yuppies, fashionistas, designers and expatriates. 

(By the way, can any photographers please tell me what use is such a big lens for?)

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At the heart of Taikang Lu are many art studios and galleries. This area has been home to many artists seeking a reprieve from the threat of demolition of artist's villages and communities by property developers in recent years. These studios which are mostly situated at Buildings 3 & 5, feature many contemporary works of design, painting and photography."

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Yep, they have cosplay in Shanghai too

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Super big lens part 2

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Super big lens part 3

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Cute baby!

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This is not Tian Zi Fang. Its a park which I discovered when I was randomly cycling the other day.

Yea man he's the Indian chef from Bombay!