For whom the Chinese erected their eerie ghost towns
• For whom the Chinese erected their eerie ghost towns
If you ride on the outskirts of major cities in China, you'll find no one is such a ghost town - a lot of empty skyscrapers, towering in the middle of the desert landscape. And not a soul.
In fact, this explains the "mystery" is simple - the Chinese government hopes that someday these futuristic landscapes turned into a real lively city, and in the new building will move about 250 million rural people today.
But as long as these houses are empty and most of all look like ghost towns, located in the godforsaken place.
The Government has developed a resettlement plan to provide people in poor, remote rural areas access to health care, schools and workplaces. People are lured to the city by buying their land, and paying subsidies for apartments in high-rises on the content of 40 floors and more. The author of these pictures live in Shanghai since 2012 and has seen a lot of ghost towns, they passed on the trains. They intrigued him, and he began to take pictures of them. To date, the photographer counted 15 such locations across the country.
He says that most of these places look like "an abandoned civilization" - as if an unknown force is fantastic at one point claimed all residents. In fact, of course, the opposite happens - the "city of ghosts" are just waiting for its first tenants.