07 October 2010

Animal Cities

The Government of Southern Sudan got a fair bit if international ridicule recently for coming up with the plan to build all of its new cities in the shape of animals.

Well you’ll be glad to hear, sources tell me that the official responsible has been fired. Or to be precise, moved to the Ministry of Wildlife. Someone clearly has a sense of humour.

And in any case, this would not have been the first developing country to plan a city in a funny shape. This picture is Brasilia – built in the 50s as an aeroplane or a butterfly, depending who you talk to.

1 comment:

Willis said...

don't forget that Cuzco, ancient capital of the Inca empire, was shaped like a jaguar. And they were pretty advanced for their time, at least as far as governance was concerned.

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