Notes on the Geography of China: Guangzhou: Shamian: Photo 11
The street names in the colonial period couldn't have been simpler: in addition to Canal Street, where we've just looked around, there was Central Avenue--a tree-lined boulevard, shown here--and there was Front Avenue, now built up though originally lined on the river side by parks. Come to think of it, they could have been simpler and now are: they've been renamed Shamian North Road, Shamian Main Street, and Shamian South Road.
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