Saturday, November 29, 2008

Huge Model of Bangkok, Around 2020

"Shanghai in 2020: Shanghai Urban Planning Museum" (August, 2005)

"Those stymied by the paucity of info available on Bangkok development will be astonished at these bold plans for Shanghai. In the heart of Shanghai stands the multistory Urban Planning Museum, the highlight of which is an extensive model promoting future Shanghai. Part propaganda and part history museum...."

The page has a great many photos of the Urban Planning Museum's display, but not a great deal of text. It's worth seeing, though: and is an example of how a picture can be worth a thousand words.

(from, used without permission)
Scaled-down photo of a scaled-down model of Shanghai, about 2020.

You may have seen some of the photos on that page before: They've been, ah, borrowed by bloggers. Including myself. My excuse is that I'm providing a link back to, and that displaying a reduced-size photo was the best way of showing what the page was about.

"2Bankgkok is daily Thai news you won't find anywhere else. Since 1999, 2Bangkok has featured background and perspective on local news with summaries of the Thai-language press....

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