This wonderful image is a combination of the China Central Television “Big Underpants” building and the Beijing Bird Nest (apparently now an orifice) getting duly acquainted with the new People’s Daily “Giant Penis” HQ and the Shanghai International Convention Center’s big shiny balls. It has gone viral on Weibo, which is to be expected because it’s fantastic.
The photo, found on Weibo by the hard working folks at Offbeat China, highlights a certain
repressed obsession trend in modern Chinese architecture.
That said, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes a country’s buildings just happen to all look like various chunks of genetalia.