'Blood Alley' (Rue Chu Pao San), Shanghai
© 2012 Mei-Fei Elrick and Tess Johnston
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ro-n1141. Names on business signs from left to right: Fantasio cafe, Laci, Charleston, Royal Cafe, Crystal, Royal. NBS truck (National Beer Shanghai). 'Blood Alley' (officially named Rue Chu Pao San; now Xikou Lu) was a short road between Rue du Consulat and Avenue Edward VII, just off the Bund. Blood Alley was so called because of the frequent fist fights between foreign sailors and soldiers, especially during periods of international tension. See Ro-n1134, Ro-n1135, Ro-n1136, Ro-n1137, Ro-n1138, Ro-n1139, Ro-n1140.
Black and white photograph