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13 years later


This photo comes from Reuters via Boing Boing. An abandoned Wonderland, a "Disney clone," outside of Beijing that was abandoned in the late '90s for zoning or property-rights issues. But not before the castle was built. Nowadays, it's farmland. One thing that strikes me in looking at this Reuters slideshow is the lack of ruin. Thirteen years after construction stopped in its tracks, the grounds are still maintained and the fake buildings appear stable. At the same time, they do look abandoned, occupying a strange zone in between abandonment and decay, if not a magic kingdom.

Photo: David Gray/Reuters

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