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Old 09-06-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
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9/6/2005: Low-income housing in Ixtapaluca, Mexico



Thanks to Marcel, who maybe doesn't have a Cellar username?

When I first clicked on the gent's submission, I thought, no. It can't possibly be. This is a fake. These are rendered. They're just too uniform to be real. Didn't I build neighborhoods like this in SimCity? Isn't this a SimCity screenshot?

No, it ISN'T. So the photographer claims!



These are shots from a helicopter pilot on Mexico City. He points out that, in these shots, you are seeing only about 300 houses in a complex of 10,000 of them.

You know, I can't think about this for too long. It's practically unimaginable. But however this came to be, it IS a far better outcome than some of the other shots in the guy's gallery...
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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You know, I don't think it's that bad. I mean the uniformity is certainly weird, but look at how nicely kept they are. I would definitely rather stay in one of those than a larger house that was falling to peices.
Weird, but better than the alternative.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:40 AM   #3
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Searching on Ixtapaluca, Mexico in Google Earth confirms large areas of dense planned neighborhoods like this, with similar rows of tiny housing, but none in the bright colors. Could be these homes are new and not yet in the Google Earth imagery.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:46 AM   #4
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Might have just a little trouble locating your place of residence after a few beers....
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:55 AM   #5
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:01 AM   #6
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Sorta Brave, New World-ish. Sorta creepy. Makes me want to run out and consume mass quantities. It also gives me an eyeache.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:18 AM   #7
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they could use a few of those in N.O.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:47 AM   #8
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Even with the color changes it must be very difficult to find your house ... particularly if you live in the pink with dark rose section which is near pink with medium rose ... or is that just the lighting?
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:36 PM   #9
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ummm... bienvenidos a Palucaville
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:00 PM   #10
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Man, that is verging on being disorienting.

Talk about a Pleasant Valley Sunday...
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Old 09-06-2005, 06:14 PM   #11
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They are all so ugly, but I suppose people have to live somewhere.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:19 PM   #12
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:59 PM   #13
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There's a plus and a minus to this...

Plus is that this could promote the idea that you have exactly what your neighbor has so there is no real point in competing with him (the 'do better than your personal best' idea to work/play/life)

Minus is that this could very easily turn into an Orson Wells reality show ('1984')
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:04 PM   #14
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Minus is that this could very easily turn into an Orson Wells reality show ('1984')
I think you meant "Orwellian", as in George Orwell
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:32 PM   #15
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"....yep then make a left at the orange house..."

you'd get all defensive about what colour you lived in
"i hate blue people, they think they are so much better than us pink people. the grey people dont like them either"
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