Notes on the Geography of China: Guangzhou: Shamian: Photo 16
Lots of windows to catch some breeze: this is Pallonjee House, former HSBC staff quarters. The name Pallonjee is Parsee--Parsees had been early buyers of Shamian lots, which were first auctioned in 1861--and comes from Cowasjee Pallonjee & Company. It failed shortly after 1920, when HSBC moved in.
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