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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Fish Tank

This man is adding water to his fish tank in front of his bricked up house in the Laoximen neighborhood of Shanghai. He is still allowed to stay in his house until it is due to get destroyed by bulldozers. Government-backed developers are taking bite by bite out of Shanghai’s heritage, proceeding with their broad-stroke destruction of this large historic neighborhood in the former walled city.

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Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Shanghai, China
Copyright: © Bert Pot