You think fake news is a problem? These cities are fake. Or, rather, photos of these cities are fake.
Gregor Sailers’ unique series has taken him to the likes of Mosul re-creations situated in the Mojave Desert, Calif.; a New York-style town in Sweden, used to test cars; and a Dutch village in China, giving the locals or Chinese tourists a taste of Europe. [Sailers] came up with the idea for his project in 2015, having initially researched the likes of backdrops, illusions and artificially created urban constructions.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Many photos, some incredibly realistic, all fake.