Saturday, October 18, 2008

Shenzhen Living

A shot of the cityscape from my hotel window in Shenzhen. Roof-line panoramas rarely shown the best side of a city, and this case is no exception. The massive growth Shenzhen has experienced has necessitated a massive, sprawling building program of apartment blocks to house the influx of workers keen to benefit form the new Chinese economic miracle. Some, especially on the outskirts, are new, shiny and fresh looking, but many are not. Weeping concrete, rust-stained cladding and dirt-washed exteriors dominate the downtown skyline.

Pretty it ain't, functional I suppose it is.

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