by Ponderer on March 5, 2023 12:58 pm
You can't just build a city somewhere and expect it to just become a city. The birth and growth of a city is almost as organic a thing as life itself.
34 Unforgettable Photos Of China’s Massive, Uninhabited Ghost Cities
The country's ambitious plans for urban growth have led to more than 50 abandoned cities whose empty buildings paint a dystopian landscape.
Extravagant monuments, spacious parks, modern buildings, and interconnected roads would all seem to indicate a bustling metropolis. But in China, there is an increasing number of uninhabited "ghost" cities that seem to have been abandoned after years of construction.
It is unclear how many of these Chinese ghost cities currently exist, but estimates put the number as high as 50 municipalities.
Some of these cities have yet to be completed while others are fully functioning metropolises, save for the lack of residents. The occurrence of these ghost cities across China has, unsurprisingly, attracted significant attention from international observers.
"All of them are bizarre, all of them are surreal. There's no other way to describe a city meant for thousands of people that's just completely empty," explained Samuel Stevenson-Yang, a photographer working to document this modern Chinese phenomenon, in an interview with ABC Australia.
by oldedude on March 5, 2023 5:20 pm
maybe it's because you compared us to your Communist states. The difference is these creators are not the lap dogs of the government? maybe?