Chinese Nail HousesBy Gerard
Luo Baogen and his wife must have felt they were sitting pretty when they rejected government compensation for their apartment, saying it wouldn't cover the cost of rebuilding somewhere else. In any other jurisdiction their intransigence would probably trigger a lengthy court battle. But this was in China.
The government forged ahead and built a four-lane highway, lapping the asphalt on either side of the five-storey apartment building in Xiazhangyang, a village in Zhejiang province. These structures are known as nail houses.
(thanks Miss Rare)
These articles might interest you :
While the young graduates of the world are busy frying their brains in Ibiza, dancing their little hearts out in sweaty clubs to the next big thing in the... Read moreThe 17 July 2013 by Pacificprime
DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL, VACATION
Recently, Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) hit our country. While we here in Manila may have been unscathed, what has been surfacing just now... Read moreThe 11 November 2013 by Thelostboylloyd
CURRENT, DESTINATIONS, SOCIETY, TRAVEL, VACATION
The Cote d’Azur, or French Riviera, is known for its beaches and celebrity appearances. Along with this comes displays of wealth like multimillion dollar... Read moreThe 02 July 2013 by Livingthedreamrtw
For those who have been with us for a while, you should know us as long-term travelers that head off to explore the world for months or years on end. We have... Read moreThe 23 July 2013 by Livingthedreamrtw
The Kila Raipur Rural Olympics is a rural sports festival which is held annually in Kila Raipur (near Ludhiana), in Punjab, India. Read moreThe 15 July 2013 by Theotherhome
ATHLETICS, DESTINATIONS, OTHER SPORTS, SPORTS, TRAVEL