Death of a Village
2013 marks the 5th year villagers have passively resisted a hostile land grab from real estate developers. Xian cun sits as the last remaining thousand year old village to be demolished, replaced by a shopping mall. The remaining three hundred villagers have endured their livelihoods being disrupted, their neighborhoods demolished and their friends and family under constant harassment as they try to keep their village from becoming just another statistic in China’s Real Estate boom.
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(Source: The Atlantic, via architectureofdoom)
Women visiting the Astronomer’s Monument at a still unfinished Griffith Observatory, 1930’s. The Hollywoodland sign can be seen in the background.
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