It's hard to conceive of a major city without a Chinatown located somewhere in the heart of it. But sooner or later, that river was going to have to start flowing the other way.
In Shanghai, China has developed a project called 'One City, Nine Towns', in which it has constructed a cluster of nine adjoining suburbs, each built to mimic the architectural style of a particular European city, whether it be London, Paris, Berlin or Amsterdam. However, this being China, these purpose-built suburbs remain almost entirely uninhabited, full-size, fully functioning towns just waiting for someone to arrive.
Spanish photographer Pablo Conejo's series Replica captures the sheer weirdness of the project. With its almost-but-not-quite-right sense of verisimilitude and the total lack of people, Conejo's photos feel not so much like landscapes as they do real life postcards from an uncanny, post-human Europe. Eiffel Tower replicas and all.