Saturday, July 28, 2012

CREEP OF THE WEEK #8

Howdy!
You regular readers already know for I love creepy and deserted places.
This week we go to Beijing!
Welcome to "Wonderland":



As in 'wonder why this isn't finished' or 'wonder if anyone was murdered here'.
100 acres of AMAZING theme park......rotting. Construction stopped more than ten years ago on "the largest amusement park in Asia". Why? You guessed it....MONEY! Funds were withdrawn due to disagreements over property prices with the local government and farmers. 
The result is a graveyard of remnants of a palace, a castle, and a glass domed shopping and entertainment arcade.
I LOVE IT!
Here is what is was supposed to look like:


And here are some more photos of what it actually looks like.














As you can see, the farmers of the area have reclaimed it!
I think that is fantastic!!
What could be better than farming in (what could have been) the happiest place in Beijing!!!






Thanks to David Gray for the wonderful photos....and to Design you trust blog)
I leave you with these images from Jeremy Snell on Flicker:



OH AND I FORGOT - HERE IS A VIDEO FROM THE SITE:


Wonderland from catherine Hyland on Vimeo.


(if link doesn't work - TRY HERE!)
Hope you enjoyed today's post!!!!

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