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Shanghai - "1933" Slaughterhouse Panorama

Yuck! An abattoir?

 

Well, actually the "1933" complex is the fomer Municipal Slaughterhouse from colonial times. Built in 1933 out of reinforced concrete by British architect C.H. Stableford in cooperation with others. After an intermediate career as medicine factory, and much disrepair and decay, now the building is restored as an arts and restaurant center. And here you can see the roof of this building.

 

Located in Hongkou, No. 10 Shajing Road (上海1933老场坊,虹口区沙泾路10号) See where this picture was taken. [?]

 

It's a complex structure featuring an outer building in an about square footprint and an inner round core building, multiple levels, all interconnected by an amazing maze of spiral and straight staircases, ramps and walkways. To see all details: XXL view is a must for this image.

 

Technicalities: Stitched panorama from 9 shots, taken in portrait format, using a Nikon D100 with a Sigma 12-24/4.5-5.6 EX HSM DG @12mm. Horizontal field of view is about 225°.

The shots were taken at night - no difference for the light, it's extremely dark at daytime as well. But advantages for a panorama: Fewer visitors at night ;)

 

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Taken on October 6, 2011