Comments on: China’s deserted fake Disneyland http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TastyPlacement http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-348123 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:24:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-348123 These pictures are fascinating. The juxtaposition of the whimsical buildings and the decayed environment is wild. Kudos to the photographer. Michael, TastyPlacement.com

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By: Mano_africa http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-347927 Sun, 01 Jan 2012 14:53:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-347927 Great article , the worst is China owns the US and they have a balanced budget.

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By: VeronicaSteele http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-347917 Thu, 29 Dec 2011 18:14:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-347917 It’s great to see the land being worked and not wasted. Gardening is a healthy and satisfying pursuit. I took my children to Disney in California (35 years ago). There was endless queuing for rides that were over in seconds and oh boy, did it rain. Globalisation is spreading peace and plenty all over our planet but we don’t need to overdose on cultural imperialism. Shanghai will do fine. My children took their children to Disney in Paris!

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By: lbaris http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-347873 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 01:02:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-347873 I wouldn’t blow this one failed development out of proportion. They are currently on track building the Shanghai Disneyworld scheduled to open in 2014 which has had a total investment of CNY 24.5 Billion – around 3.9 billion US dollars and which will be almost twice as large as the one in LA.

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By: UrbexSociety http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-347872 Sun, 18 Dec 2011 15:30:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-347872 Fascinating!

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By: Matthewtuckey http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-347863 Fri, 16 Dec 2011 23:53:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-347863 It does kind of look like the Contact Theatre in Manchester England. Weather’s pretty similar too.

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By: MyWhiteDoves http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-347862 Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:12:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-347862 This reminds me of an area on the way to Iguaçu Falls in the border region of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. There are several hotels that were started years ago… the concrete shell is there to prove it, however vegetation has grown in and around the clearly abandoned buildings. Eerie is a good word to describe both this situation and that one. A standing testament to poor planning. Kind of sad. Beautiful photos… very telling!

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By: MichaelCheng http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-347858 Fri, 16 Dec 2011 02:03:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-347858 If we’re pointing to poor management of property development as a main cause here, then we’re truly missing the forest for the trees.

Just look at the photos. Does anyone really want to go to an amusement park that’s shrouded in a post-apocalyptic setting? I was in Beijing 3 years ago right before the Olympics. Even with the central party ordering the shutdown of manufacturing around the city to allow the smog to clear, I could barely breathe or see the tops of their amazing new buildings in the nasty haze. The condition seems to have gotten worst.

Heck, who would really want to live in such an environment, much less pay such exorbitant prices on non-cashflowing properties? Only in Beijing where the nouveau riche have few options to park their strip-mined fortunes. And that’s what it’s all about in China — strip-mining the hardworking people, the natural environment, and the truth for the sake of robust, placating growth. Once the manufactured economic miracle is over, who would stay in those ruined cities of still vacant buildings.

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By: systemBuilder http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-347857 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 02:33:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-347857 I wish upon a star that they could have finished the project. I guess they have no ‘Hope’ – send Obama, maybe he can give them a speech.

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By: studakota http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/12/12/chinas-deserted-fake-disneyland/comment-page-1/#comment-347855 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:23:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=24563#comment-347855 Didn’t we see the same thing happen in Japan a while back?

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