Shanghai’s European Suburbs
Chinese urban planners are building new towns with a foreign flair, each mimicking architecture from Europe’s storied cities
- By Rachel Kaufman
- Smithsonian.com, June 10, 2010
Ironically, the biggest business in Thames Town may be tourism. Despite the ghost-town feel of Thames Town, the area is a popular destination for brides seeking an exotic photo shoot, and an entire industry has sprung up: photographers, flower sellers, and makeup studios all hawk their wares in this slice of London, den Hartog, the urban planner, says.