Liu’s home (刘晦之)
Jingan District 静安区
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Home of Popo’s 4th Uncle Liu Huizhi 四叔 刘晦之 who’s instrumental in my maternal grandparents’ marriage. His library 小校经阁 was legendary. More pictures FB.
The house is shared by many families. At the gate, I asked the old lady guard politely if I could go in. She waved me in without a word.
It’s a hot summer day. However there was tranquility and coolness in the courtyard. Couple of families went about their business and paid me no attention at all. I debated if I could ask to go in, then decided against it.