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Left Behind

In Post-Apocalyptic on January 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Seen on theatlantic.com is a series of hauntingly beautiful photographs taken by Reuters Photographer David Gray on a trip to Chenzhuang Village, China, about 20 miles northwest of central Beijing. The series shows an unfinished amusement park called ‘Wonderland’ which was intended to be the largest amusement park in Asia. Construction was abandoned after the project ran into disagreements over property prices between the developers, the farmers and the local government.

What now remains is the skeletal structure of would-be fantasy castles amidst fields of corn.

It definitely feels like this amusement park could belong to a world that lived before ours- almost post-apocalyptic. What did the people do here? What did they do to pass the time? Why did they leave?

For the full article and more photographs, go to http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/12/chinas-abandoned-wonderland/100207/

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