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  1. ProducerClaire 🐝 Cardwell
    Copycat Architecture is Booming in China
    Copycat Architecture is Booming in ChinaIt's difficult not to be intrigued by Chinese copycat architecture.... Throughout history China has been incredibly good at absorbing aspects of other countries and cultures and making them their own.Β  ...


    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    03/03/2017 #11 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli! I will check out the video later.... There is another big storm brewing so I have to unplug everything.....
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    03/03/2017 #10 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #8 @Ken Boddie you are so right, all you have to do is walk around most big cities in the world and you will find them choc full of colonial architecture. Architecture in London borrowed a lot from Greek and Roman Architecture. There are a lot of colonial buildings in Johannesburg and Cape Town that look very European in style. There is even a miniature Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomfe in Parys in the Free State. A friend & I discovered it by accident when we got lost.... Will post pics later!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/03/2017 #9 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great share Claire! I guess it also reveals the appreciation that Chinese have for art and architecture worldwide if they go to such lengths at reproduction. (Of the civil and structural kind obviously ;) Imagine having such miniatures in every country as a celebration of global art and architecture! (With some Augmented Reality and VR headsets thrown in for the visitors to compare with the real thing while on a visit!) I was brwosing through some local architecture links recently and this one on the Kailash Temple had me going for a while (have yet to see it though)...there are enough mysteries already! Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Jl4HNDixc
    Ken Boddie
    03/03/2017 #8 Ken Boddie
    We westerners are, I suspect, too quick to ridicule the Chinese copy, Claire. Perhaps these architectural clones are evidence of an identity crisis, as a new middle class society emerges from the feudal system and associated magnificent architecture of China's past. China, with its indomitable focus on impressive development, will undoubtedly move through this localised clone phase and emerge into a new and even more magnificent order eventually. Before we scoff let us think of Las Vegas and the many copy cat buildings in the various former colonial countries, including Australia and the USA. Thanks for the thought provoking post, Claire.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    03/03/2017 #7 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #6 @Dean Owen Huaxi is only one of the places I would visit in China.... the Hanging Temple is an amazing feat of architecture. I wouldn't spend more than 2-3 hours in Huaxi!
    Dean Owen
    03/03/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    #5 Take Huaxi off your bucket list and see the real marvels of China, Pingyao, The Summer Palace, the Hanging Temple at Cuiping Peak, Xian, Jiuzhaigou, Yunnan, Lijiang, oh too many to list.....
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    03/03/2017 #5 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #2 I thought you might have been to some of these places @Dean Owen! Huaxi is definitely on my bucket list of places to visit!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    03/03/2017 #4 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    It is fascinating I agree @Phil Friedman - it would be awesome to go somewhere like Huaxi, the village of knockoffs or Thames Town.... i found the fact that Chinese Emperors celebrated the defeat of their enemies by replicating their architecture very interesting.... I wonder if China is busy taking over the world by doing the same thing in the 21st century.....
    Phil Friedman
    03/03/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    #1 Thanks, Claire, for the tag. It is fascinating that the Chinese, who have the Great Wall and other timeless masterpieces, are copying architectural notables from the West. Then again, not so strange, I suppose, as disassembling the 1831 London Bridge (not the Tower Bridge) and re-assembling it in the Lake Havasu, AZ area.
    Dean Owen
    03/03/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    I've been to some of these. Thames Town is actually a nice place to live and kind of reminded me of the Docklands. I would have bought a house there had the commute to Shanghai not been so harsh.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    03/03/2017 #1 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Ken Boddie @Dean Owen @Lada 🏑 Prkic @Phil Friedman @Praveen Raj Gullepalli - have you seen some of the imitation architecture in China? Thought you might find this interesting... Have an awesome day!
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