There are thirty-six “Never-widening” streets in Hengfu historical style district. These streets, which have a history of nearly 100 years, outline Hengfu’s urban texture that cannot be replicated, and also set the stage for the charming urban life of Shanghai. Mid. Wulumuqi Road and Wuyuan Road are two streets in the district that cross each other. The bustling shops along the streets show different lifestyles.
In the shops shaded by sycamores, some shop owners strive for the unique taste of Shanghai day by day. Some owners persist in the most insignificant grocery business year after year. Some people fill shelves with fresh fruits and vegetables for the convenience of the customers who return home late, and some enjoy showing the most eye-catching fashion trend.
The storefronts are the frontages between buildings and streets. The local stores contain the daily lives of the shop owners and accommodate the visits of the passer-by. They stand for negotiation between the locals and the public. Compared with the stagnant surface of the buildings, the stores are transparent. They introduce the experience of local livelihood to the visitors.
Middle Wulumuqi Road and Wuyuan Road are two streets in the district that cross each other but have totally different styles. The glittering array of shops along the streets shows different lifestyles. Urban Network Office and Drawing Shanghai present the“Bustling Stores”, aiming to rediscover and record the most touching moments in the street from the fresh perspective of drawing, and show the enchanting and extraordinary simplicity of daily life in the Hengfu area.