Fantawild Theme Park / 方特欢乐世界

The theme park that never opened… I already found a series of old attractions in Datong, but this time I saw an unfinished brand new theme park. Not far from my strange futuristic unfinished architectural projects, that you can read about here and here, I recently discovered another fascinating ambitious planning project: a theme park […]

Gare Juste Lisch / Juste Lisch Railway Station / Juste Lisch 火车站

While spending a few days in France, I enjoyed going to famous abandoned places around where I live. During a train trip to an abandoned sanatorium in the suburbs, I saw this interesting building. It was a former train station from the 19th century1. This place is very famous: it is not any ordinary train station. This […]

[part 2] Imperial Garden Villas / 御苑花园别墅

This is a report about the Olympic villas at dusk and the mythical HOMKO CLUB. I have been to this place quite a few times now, and I have already written a first report about Imperial Garden Villas, explaining how and why this unfinished-abandoned luxury villa compound can be found in the middle of a […]

Demolition in Datong’s former commercial area / 大同市原商业区拆迁的过程

In Datong, I have seen this picture since the first day I moved here. Abandoned and partly demolished warehouses in the city center. The former mayor Geng Yanbo had a very ambitious plan of urban renewal for the city, especially for the center areas. Demolition/construction started in 2009, and was not achieved because the mayor […]

[part 2] Strange futuristic unfinished-abandoned buildings / 奇怪未来主义的烂尾楼

I already wrote a first report two months ago about those strange buildings being currently on interrupted construction: I visited the unfinished Museum of Beaux-Arts and the unfinished Grand Theater. Here is my report about the unfinished-abandoned Sport center designed by the Australian firm Populous (the firm which designed the sport facilities in Nanjing for […]

Beijing Amusement Park / 北京游乐园

My website would not be legitimized as dealing with « urban exploration » if I had not written about an abandoned amusement park. So I found one, thanks to Brïn, my mentor, the person who knows all of Beijing’s hidden treasures. Indeed, his web page about the Floating Dragon Amusement Park gave me the idea to go […]