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Day Dreamer

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What is that monument?
« on: June 16, 2011, 02:32:26 PM »
Ever notice how no one can explain what, why or who built it
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Re: What is that monument?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 02:41:38 PM »
Give the architect a shake
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Re: What is that monument?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 11:28:06 PM »
Great topic to explore - and great photos


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Re: What is that monument?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 09:43:27 PM »
Just in case someone wants to compare architecture in China with Soviet-style blocks, they should come to see some of the latest erections. Combine fengshui with a larger spending capacity, and the result is interesting!

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Re: What is that monument?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 03:07:01 PM »
I used to live down the street from the top picture in the second set. That's the Haiwang Building in Nanshan district, Shenzhen. Met a guy here in New Jersey that lived there.
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Re: What is that monument?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 03:32:27 PM »
Thanks china-matt. We stopped off at Shenzhen when we went to HK. Clean modern city.

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Re: What is that monument?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 03:44:02 PM »
Thanks china-matt. We stopped off at Shenzhen when we went to HK. Clean modern city.

It still has nice bits though, unclean and unmodern, but they are not easy to find.

The clean, modern parts are terminally dull, imho.

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Re: What is that monument?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011, 03:48:25 PM »
DD, Shenzhen clean? I guess in some parts, just not the parts I frequented.

That castle looks a bit like a prison.
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