Tag Archives: China

China’s replicas of Western towns

Cian Oba-Smith explores the phenomenon of Chinese copycat architecture.

Over the last fifteen years, a large number of settlements have been built on the outskirts of cities like Shanghai and Hangzhou in China, to replicate Western metropolises. In one, Venice’s canals are reconstructed between Venetian-style buildings. In another, the Eiffel Tower has been reproduced in the centre of a network of mock Parisian streets. Elsewhere, the Western features are more subtle; the odd red phone box or Roman pillar nestled among Mandarin street signs…

Click through to the British Journal of Photography magazine to see the article.

Shanghai, China

Two from Matthew’s visit not so long ago:

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shanghai-china-2

Some random old photos

These are the last of my older photos that should have been uploaded long ago…

Cairo, Egypt (I think)

Cairo, Egypt (I think)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Albufeural, Portugal

Albufeural, Portugal

Hong Kong

Here are a couple from my husbands recent stint in Hong Kong.

Kowloon

Kowloon

A classic car show

A classic car show