Ordos, ghost city

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Posted 11 Aug 2011 in china

In Inner Mongolia, in the middle of the desert, Ordos officials decided to build a new city for their “nouveaux riches”: dozens of thousands of citizens who have been enjoying coal mine industry. But eventually, few of them are willing to leave the old and shabby town of Ordos, 25 kms away. Story and Pictures: jordanpouille @ gmail.com

Jordan Pouille

Jordan Pouille

Jordan Pouille

Jordan Pouille

These pictures have been published in French news magazine Marianne and Bauwelt, a German architecture magazine. A photo exhibition around modern ghost towns, that includes these pictures, is taking place until late september in Offenbach, Germany:

Foyer des Stadthauses
Berliner Straße 60
63065 Offenbach am Main

EDIT ! I went back to Ordos on December 2011: you can see my pictures here


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