One of the weirdest tourist attractions of Shanghai is beyond any doubt Building 1933. Planned and built to be a huge slaughterhouse it adopted a number of functions throughout decades. Right now the city’s authorities are hesitating whether to turn it into a cultural centre (so far it hasn’t been working out) or an “exclusive” posh shopping place. Better check this place out before they totally spoil it. It is definitely a masterpiece of expressionist art-deco British minds that designed the complex. Stairways and footbridges running in all directions (you can imagine those poor pigs trotting around), decorative façade and glass clad “conference hall” – this place is heaven on Earth for photographers. And indeed there are many of them here – mostly students of some sort of photography schools; usually ten sweating men chasing one female model. Knowing how shy Chinese men usually are I’m guessing that for some of them this is the closest they have…