Chongqing was once a neglected city in the province of Sichuan in China. But since 1997, the government has improved its rank to “municipality,” which meant that it started opening up to extra investment opportunities.
Today, Chongqing is one of the Chinese government’s biggest projects, bringing in wealth to people in western China. And since Chongqing has changed throughout the years, one man decided to show how the old city was by recreating it using a foamed plastic board.
Meet 73-year-old Zhang Gengzhi.
He spent half a year carving out the old city of Chongqing on a plastic foam.
The model city marked 133 streets, 30 ports and 32 of the famous buildings in Chongqing back in 1944. Zhang’s masterpiece measures three meters long and two meters side. It is his way of showing his love for Chongqing.
Zhang, who was born in the city, left his home when he was 19 years old. He moved to the northern part of China where he worked as a railway worker for over forty years. Now, Zhang is back in his hometown where he shows how much he loves it by creating this project.
Zhang Gengzhi's work brings on pure nostalgia for those who miss the old Chongqing.
The modern Chongqing, by appearance, is just like other big cities in China, lined with skyscrapers and fancy cars. The government is intent on providing a new face for the municipality through financial support.
An ink and wash painting of the old Chongqing.
As the urbanization of Chongqing continues, its humble beginnings have been disappearing rather quickly. Old buildings that line along old streets have rapidly been brought down just to develop the area even more. Zhang Gengzhi’s work of art, even just in a foamed plastic board, is a way to bring back memories of the old city before it disappears forever.
Their Missiles May Fail, But These North Korean Soldiers Prove They’re Tough AF
Training as a soldier is no mean feat, but North Korea does it very differently.
It may only be a matter of time before North Korea and the United States settle their indifferences (hopefully not!). Even so, these countries’ armed forces are ready and equipped for battle. And at one command, they could all burst into war.
Such is the case with North Korean soldiers actually. A video showcasing the rigorous training that they undergo has recently been circulating online. And by the looks of it, they are pumped and stoked.
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Scientists Hope to Clone 50,000-Year-Old, Preserved Extinct Cave Lion Cub Found in Siberia
Scientists are excited to further study the pre-historic creature.
The perfectly preserved remains of an extinct lion cub was recently found in permafrost on the bank of Tirekhtykh River of the Abyisky district of Yakutiaby in the Sakha Republic (Russia's largest and coldest region). Local resident Boris Berezhnov discovered the the carcass of an "unrecognizable animal" after a fall in water level in the remote river.
According to the scientists, the animal, measuring around 18 inches (46cm) in length and weighing almost 9lbs (4kg), was around one and a half to two months old when it died. Reasons for the death are still unknown. The animal was found with its head still resting gently on a paw. It is not clear yet whether the cub was male or female.
Experts say the remains were perfectly preserved, which is greatly helpful in studying the animal.
Chimera Cat Gains Online Fame Thanks to Its Perfectly-Split Face
She is definitely the cutest thing on the Internet right now!
They say cats are men’s best friend next to dogs. They are definitely one of the best creatures on this planet. We all love how they look so adorable and cute, and it is as if they are born to be adored and worshipped. But in the case of Quimera, being called loveable is an understatement.
The animal is an angel that hails from Argentina but unlike any other cats, it has a bizarre look that is taking the entire internet by storm. Everyone is just falling in love with this feline creature's unusual features.
Truth is, the cat has the so-called Genetic chimera. It is a rare yet natural occurrence in which an individual is made up of cells from two different original eggs. Fused together, the cells form a single organism that has a DNA of two different entities.
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