XIAMEN, GULANGYU ISLET

A final farewell to Jamison's classic Shanghai apartment
A final farewell to Jamison’s classic Shanghai apartment
Picture out of a train window. A 23-hour train ride from Shanghai to Xiamen.
Picture out of a train window. A 23-hour train ride from Shanghai to Xiamen.
Train through the mountains on way to Xiamen
Train through the mountains on way to Xiamen
Former Spanish consulate, now a Roman Catholic Church
Former Spanish consulate, now a Roman Catholic Church

After the treaty of Nanking in 1842, Gulangyu became an enclave for foreigners. Hence, all of the Victorian-era architecture. There was a thriving ex-pat business community as well as residences housing consulate-generals.

Architectural Heritage Site
Architectural Heritage Site
The island's inhabitants. It's a really quiet place. 20,000 people actually live here and call it home.
The island’s inhabitants. It’s a really quiet place. 20,000 people actually live here and call it home.

All Pictures: APR09. Xiamen, China. (Sony Camera and Lens)

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