shanghai & abbatoir

Today’s shoot location in Shanghai may be the most hauntingly beautiful one to date. Now a commercial creative hub called “1933”, the four-story concrete maze used to be a slaughterhouse. Designed by British architects and built by Chinese developers, the massive space is filled with intertwining bridges and narrow corridors once used to control the flow of workers and cattle.

Despite the original purpose of the building, the amount of thought put into the design and style is evident throughout the space. Art Deco windows and columns make the exterior breathtaking, while the way natural light spills into the “central atrium” is truly stunning. It is a surreal, eerie experience to walk through the dark corridors where millions of cattle were herded to their death. If you’re headed to Shanghai, this 1933 abbatoir is a must-see.

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lemaire off-shoulder top

citizens of humanity melanie cropped wide leg jeans

raye the label sandals

matter matters mono white deco clutch

photography by the splendid alice xiang


    • August 6, 2016 / 11:19 pm

      It was definitely creepy… 😛 Thank you Thuy, I’m really glad you liked it! 🙂

  1. July 31, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Loved reading this post and seeing this place through your lens!

    • August 6, 2016 / 11:15 pm

      Thank you Pia! It was such an interesting place to explore. 🙂

    • December 15, 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much Feli! Sorry for the (very) late reply 🙂