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The Have Nots

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by ChangshaNotes, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Man, that looks like a war zone.
     
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    But for an accident of birth...
     
  4. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    It's in the middle off downtown.

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  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

    473
    Aug 9, 2011
    And here we complain about the price of lenses....
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Those are gripping photos. I was once told by a policeman with whom I was acquainted that those of us that live in average, middle-class neighborhoods pass by severely substandard housing every day, and never bother to notice. While he was just expressing his opinion, it did make me stop and think. These photos remind me of just how fortunate we are.

    Tony
     
  7. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran

    344
    Nov 6, 2012
    New York
    Larry
    Reminds me a little of the favelas in Brazil. Beautiful homes in gated communities in one spot and not too far away large settlements of impoverished residents. Really does provide a sense of perspective.
     
  8. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    My guess is, these are home demolished to make space for new development.

    In China, the government owns all the land. If they decide to develop certain area, they'll move the residents elsewhere. The residents got compensated somewhat. But the government officials and developers always come out way ahead.
     
  9. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    It really looks like a war zone and the fact that people & children actually live there is so sad :(
    Colin, those are some amazing captures of the injustice going on to our world...

    Excellent photos (with the familiar Colin PP :p ) :thumbup:
     
  10. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Yes, your guess is spot on.

    Another interesting thing about it is the demolition is being done completely by hand.
     
  11. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    585
    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Great photos but sad story. Thanks for sharing.