The nightlife in Shanghai was legendary. Grandiose ballrooms were filled with elegantly dressed ladies and gentlemen from all over the world.
As detailed in the New York Times, the ballrooms of old Shanghai were a microcosm of the city itself. Known for its international appeal to the affluent and Shanghai's taxi girls, there were more than 200 ballrooms at the peak of this era.
Sometimes, it's a pleasant distraction to fully immerse one's attention into another time and place:
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