Pictured above is the Auditorium at Avenue du Roi Albert in the French Concession. It was used as a sporting facility for jai alai, a Spanish sport immensely popular in Shanghai during the 1930s. In jai alai, players in a three-walled court attempt to direct the ricochets of a ball onto lines drawn on the floor. The game was one of many outlets for gambling in Shanghai.
Virtual Cities Project/Institut d'Asie Orientale