We were tipped off (thanks @breningstall) to this neat photographic experiment/coffee table book that compares and contrasts Shanghai scenes and Stockholm sites in 164 color images, finding weird connections and juxtapositions between the two vastly different cities.
The author is American architect Jim Brown. From his blurb:
During a ten month period in 2007-2008, my family visited Shanghai and Stockholm with the two weeks spent in Sweden and five months in China resulting in thousands of digital images.
As I searched for an ordering system to document each city I developed the concept of pairing the two locations shot for shot in a combined book. The result was a fun challenge of choosing image pairs that share a composition or subject relationship. Both cities are diverse, cosmopolitan and share cross-cultural aspects like the obvious Chinese food in Stockholm or Ikea furniture in Shanghai. What I have strived to do is find combinations that contrast texture, decoration and traditional symbolism found in daily walks on the street.
You can view and/or buy the whole book here.