The Nail Grave
An isolated family gravesite measuring 10 square meters stands in the middle of a construction site of a building. In China, such disputed land plots are typically known as “nail houses,” and developers will continue to build around them while the issue is resolved. In this case, workers carved out a “nail grave” belonging to the family of Chang Jinzhu.
In Taiyuan, in northern China’s Shanxi province, construction began on a new high-end residential compound last year. When developers needed to excavate a cemetery for the building’s foundation, they offered to pay villagers to relocate the remains of loved ones. One family refused to budge, complaining that the compensation was too low.
The small, bizarre column stood 10 meters above the foundation floor for over seven months. The Jinzhu’s family finally reached an agreement with the construction consortium, receiving 800 Yuan ($128 USD) in compensation. A platform and bridge to the gravesite were built, and the family had the four coffins and gravestones removed.
Currently reading The Child Thief. Really digging the art.
The drive back to Atlanta.
We like to drink. Sometimes we even eat.
We only spent 4 hours at Magic Kingdom, but we made them count.
We got a little wet at DHS, but riding Tower of Terror 4 times in a row was so worth it.
Holographic Chess Board in the Great Movie Ride queue! Such a rad addition!
We drank around the world. AND LIVED.
I spent the weekend in Disney World