This morning I discovered a site called Disgraceland, PRC. To quote from the page,

Once upon a time in a land called Xi Pu, just west of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in the People’s Republic of China, there was a tourist theme park… The World Landscape Park. As a business venture it failed, and today the park lies abandoned and decaying. Personally, I think it’s a lot more interesting this way than it could ever possibly have been when it was open.

The site is filled with a series of curious photographs of this unusual place, including such oddities as banyan trees built of concrete and rebar(!), and of course the requisite irreverent commentary. The place is largely deserted, a sort of cultural ghost town, and contains some fairly strange sights, such as the following:

The accompanying commentary reads,

The Tomb of the Unknown Exhibit. What was it? Where did it go, and how, and why? Is this proof of ancient astronauts visiting the Earth and taking home souvenirs?

Today, narrate your own walk-through of a derelict theme park meant to represent cultures from around the world. Here are some options you might take:

  • If you have artistic talent, sketch the exhibits instead of just narrating them. Or, collect images from the internet and use them.
  • Use either the real world or a fictional one. Pick a particular culture to view the world’s cultures through the eyes of.
  • Be totally serious or completely tongue-in-cheek—your choice.


Word Nerd

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