House, Gaoerjie Lu No. 191, Dalian, earmarked for demolition: detail of entrance gate

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RIBApix ref no RIBA106010
Artist/PhotographerHuddleston, Rob
CountryChina
CityDalian
Subject Date1920
Image Date2014
ViewExterior
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceRH Gaoerjie Lu No 191/ Little Cube 3
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Rob Huddleston / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Following the first Sino-Japanese war of 1894-1895, and the Treaty of Shimonoseki, and the intervention of France, Russia and Germany, Russia leased the Liadong peninsula from the then ruling Qing Dynasty. From 1898-1925 (the length of the lease) Russia set about building a modern commercial port city at Dalian, chosen as it was one of the few in the region which didn't ice up. The Russians intent on creating a 'Paris of the East' renamed it 'Dal'niy'. It is likely the house shown here was built during this period and is now being demolished to make way for new developments.

Subject tags

houses, entrances, gates, demolition