Retrieving memory of Chongqing “mother city”
To maintain the original style of “mother city”, the original building techniques are used for repairing historical buildings. For example, more than 30,000 grey tiles for the China – France School in Daxigou were collected from local people.
Built in 1850, the Jiangquantai Firm is the “living fossil” of Chongqing buildings during the Port-Opening Period. Once upon a time, firms and hotels covered the area. Now only the Jianquantai Firm is reviving.
During the construction of Traditional Feature areas, Yuzhong District, the “mother city” of Chongqing, always insists on integrating urban tourism, culture creativity, characteristic business and so on to improve old streets’ vitality and charm and directly show the history to people. (Photo by Li Xiangbo, text by Wang longbo, Xinhua)
(Translated by Ma Shuangshuang, Fathom Language Limited)