An exploration of “Granary Museum” in Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Old-fashioned granaries, mottled white walls, mossy green tiles...In Changshengqiao Town, Nan’an District, there is an “industrial landscape” – old granaries. There are more than 10 granaries here. It used to be a grain storage base with “warehouse area, staff only”, and porters went in and out here every day. With the advancement of grain storage technology, the old granaries gradually withdrew from the stage of history, and some granaries were rented out as warehouses. Nowadays, the old granaries have become popular on the Internet, attracting netizens to visit.
In March, warm sun put a layer of light yellow “coat” on granaries. Walking into these granaries in Changshengqiao Old Street, Nan’an District, is like walking into a “Granary Museum”. Buildings of brick and wood structure are waiting for people to come again.
There are brick round granaries and house granaries. The house granaries boast continuous arched thin shell roof, and the brick round granaries have octagonal pyramidal roof. The architectural design and construction are scientific and reasonable, and the appearances are simple. They have typical granary shapes in the 1970s, showing a unique “industrial landscape”, which is a miniature of the national production and life at that time.