井底之蛙

3/30/2007

A stupid idea that will never work

Filed under: — Alan Baumler @ 11:54 am

Via Mutant Palm I learn that at 13-mile long dragon is being built in Henan

Hunan Dragon

It is being built on a hill that is supposedly the home of the First Emperor, and when complete it will be covered with jade and gold scales and have nightclubs and such inside. The local environmental protection people are not happy, and there are lots of reasons why this is a really silly idea. Still, I kind of like it. I assume one of the reasons this is being built is as a ego-trip for the builder, and possibly also to attract tourists. Strangely enough,  it might work. Lots of famous historical things that mark landscapes all over the world were pretty obviously nuts when they were first built. Neuschwanstein pops immediately to mind. If your goal is to attract tourists all you need is to build something impressive and wait a couple decades. Ignore the petty types who say that it is a stupid idea that will never work.

2 responses to “A stupid idea that will never work”

  1. Sounds like fun.

    Where exactly is it?

  2. Yan Xishan says:

    According to Danwei.com, the dragon is already being scrapped. Might resurface elsewhere though.

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