Portraits and People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
I love these impossible human places that are actually real.
This is the city of Beijing within the city of Beijing. The size of the model is staggering, and the way it dances and lights up is so strange to watch. Even more strange, this place is always entirely empty, but the city below has millions moving around, like the little lights.
There is one extra-strange thing that happens here at this model. About halfway through the light-display, music starts blasting out of the loudspeakers as you hear a pleasant Chinese voice telling you about the glory of Beijing. And after a moment, you realize the music is the soundtrack from Jurassic Park.
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