Tuesday, September 30, 2014


An unusual top for an antenna. I suspect it is to ether attract or repel lightning. But I have never seen an apex like that until I saw several like it in China. It kinda adds to the spookiness of the scene.

But what is even more interesting is to look to the horizon and notice the sea of high-rise apartment buildings. They are everywhere in the cities, and even in the country where "new" cities are being built. They are usually at about 30 stories tall and much wider than tall meaning each holds hundreds of families. And each building is often part of a development that contains a dozen or more additional and identical structures.

There are a lot of people in China... almost a billion and a half... nearly twenty percent of the world population. That means a lot of apartment buildings.


  1. That's a very interesting photo, John. I'm enjoying your photos from China. It's a fascinating country.

  2. I hope there are more photos like this from China. It's a wonderful photo and an interesting post.

  3. In the West, the type of housing you've described (and photographed) has been shown to create huge social problems. It will be interesting to see whether those issues are replicated in China. The different culture might make a difference.

  4. What an extraordinary sight. The statistics for China are mind-boggling.