The carpenter lovingly repairing old Shanghai’s historical buildings

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Ma Jiale works in an old building in Shanghai. He has spent much of his working life repairing some of the city’s most attractive historical buildings. Photo: AFP

  • Using tools handed down by his predecessors, 57-year-old Ma Jiale cycles from job to job preserving some of the city’s best old architecture – but he worries about who will take over when he retires

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Agence France-Presse


Agence France-Presse

 

Updated: Wednesday, 13 Feb, 2019 8:33pm

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Ma Jiale works in an old building in Shanghai. He has spent much of his working life repairing some of the city’s most attractive historical buildings. Photo: AFP

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