Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Kouang-Tchéou-Wan, Zhanjiang, China

Kouang-Tchéou-Wan was administered as a consituent territory of French Indochina and a leased territory of France from 1898-1946.  France wished to counter the British presence in Hong Kong.  Japan occupied the territory in 1943.  The administrative buildings have been beautifully restored.

French Concession issued its own stamps

adjacent building waiting for rehab

note waves on central roof decoration

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