Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Orange County, China

There is evidence in the urban areas of China that American and European style of living is much sought after. The above photo is a typical home in a development on the outskirts of Shanghai. Other nearby styles include English Tudor and French.
The most obvious case I saw was in a strange development many miles outside of Beijing. Set in a rural farming area, a gated multi-floor apartment building called American Villa was advertised with wood carved graphics usually seen in America's national parks and forests. I guess not so different from a Polynesian style home you might see in Southern California.