8 fake cities from around the world
The different parts of the world people have built the city, which was not exactly true, as New York, London, or Moscow. But many of them are legitimate communities where people live, work and engage in various activities.
Some long time recreated with great care, and then no longer needed have been destroyed. And there are also those that are just a cover for safety reasons.
Here are 8 of fake and artificial cities from around the world:
1. fake Afghan village in California, USA
In the Mojave Desert in California, the United States, there are about 15 fully functioning Afghan and Iraqi villages that were created in order to recreate the conflict zones in the Middle East.
The training center Frot-Irvine hundreds of actors playing Arab residents, act as sellers of fruit, policemen, wounded and dying in battle.
military town has a population of little more than 800 inhabitants, and it is designed for Americans and Canadians who are going to go to the territory of the Middle East.
Although this place is the training base, it could be called the whole town, which numbers more than some real towns.
2. Ukrainian city as a film set
On the outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Kharkov there was a mock city built as a film set for the film "The Dow" about the life of the Soviet physicist Lev Landau, who became the residence for the 210,000 members of the crew. They lived there, dressed in costumes of the Stalin era, and the whole situation is reminiscent of the lifestyle of the 1950s. Movie making began in 2006 and ended in late 2011. All that time in the territory of the artificial city called the "Institute" people do not just play the role and use the subject at the time, but also lived, worked and conducted research.
3. Artificial Martian colony in Utah, USA
People for a long time sought to colonize Mars - one of the most studied planets. The initiator of the exploration and colonization is the organization "Martian Community", which aims to study the Red Planet. But given the fact that people have not yet landed on Mars, the development of long runs in the American state of Utah, where the research station of Mars.
In the desert, strongly reminiscent of the Martian landscape in small dwellings live aspiring to the Red Planet marsonavty. Participants spend here a study testing different devices and try to live in Martian, but without the conditions of weightlessness.
4. Fake Paris to divert the Germans
Although this city has not been completed, he has a pretty interesting story. During the First World War, the Germans were going to get to Paris from the air and bomb the city. French decided to build a second Paris, in the hope that the German planes would not notice the difference and will destroy the fake city.
For the construction area was chosen Paris-2 Maisons-Lafitte town 24 km from the center of Paris, which is also located on the river Seine. It was recreated famous neighborhoods of the capital, including the Arc de Triomphe and Paris Opera, as well as industrial areas. Wooden houses were made up to the smallest detail, and special lighting create the effect of work in factories. But, despite all efforts, a copy of Paris was never finished, as the war ended, and the city has not tested and dismantled after the war.
5. Twin Cities in China
It is not surprising that in a country that is famous fakes, you can find many man-made version of the city created for tourists who want to travel without leaving home country.
One such example is the city of the Thames, named after the River Thames in England. Here you will find the typical attributes of the English city: red telephone booth, cobbled streets, Victorian terraces, shops on the corner, and of course the fake river Thames.
Besides foggy London, in the Chinese district of Songjiang, you can find a fake Paris, Vienna, New York and Zurich. Twin Cities almost half-empty as residents cost dearly.
6. False border town of North Korea
In the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, a small settlement located, known as kijong-dong or, as they like to call it the South Koreans, "Propaganda Village".
In North Korea's claim that there lives about 200 families, for which the city is home, where there is a kindergarten, a school and a hospital. Although access to the city banned kijong-dong is clearly visible from the side of South Korea, which sees very well that the city is constantly empty. The houses have no windows, but the light always comes on at the same time, creating the illusion of living here people.
"War flagpoles" is the result of confrontation between the two sides. In the 1980s, South Korea has built a 98-foot flagpole in his border city across from the "village of propaganda." In response, North Korea has built a 160-meter flagpole with an even more massive flag, showing its superiority over the age-old enemy.
7. Artificial city for experiments in the US
Pegasus Global Company decided to build a "Center of Innovation", which resembles the average American town with an urban canyon, suburban areas and towns.
In fact, this is an artificial city that was built for testing new technologies (green energy, wireless equipment and t.). Companies will be able to pay the rent of the city to test their technology in an environment similar to the real one. And although the city can accommodate about 35 000 inhabitants, then they will not.
8. Artificial Atlantic City in New York City, USA
For the filming of the American TV series "Boardwalk Empire", it was built boardwalk area of 91 meters, which was in exactly the same city block Atlantic City - the famous gambling center. The construction took about $ 5 million, and the city-double was executed with the utmost precision, recreating the atmosphere 20s.
After the filming of the town was dismantled and abandoned, as if nothing had happened.