Fake for Real: White House
The White House, seat and symbol of the US government, is built in a Roman style, which was in turn inspired by Greek architecture. At left, we see it applied in the Villa Rotonda, a building by the renaissance architect Paladdio. Different empires, same building.Recently the Chinese entrepreneur Huang Qiaoling (34th on Forbes’ list of rich people in China) had a replica of the White House built in his garden so he could meet business associates in the “Oval Office”.
Somehow I have the feeling this picture of the Chinese white house owner represents some deep unspeakable truth— From our Fake for Real series.