Ostentatious “art” displays tend to sort of pop up overnight in China. One day you might be walking past an empty plot of grass in a park or an undisturbed lake only to, the next day, find yourself staring at a massive inflatable monstrosity taking over the space. In the case of Nanjing, it was a 30-meter-tall, seven-meter-wide woman resting on the pavement outside of the Wanda Plaza.
The “Sleeping Beauty” dressed in a tank-top and jeans is apparently some kind of play castle for kids and is meant to serve a “scientific and educational” function. Children can crawl in through her right shoe to get inside, where they will find a bubble room and slide to play upon.
We don’t want to be the Negative Nancy over here, and we enjoy a good bubble room as much as the next person, but exploring the inside of a giant-blow up doll to learn functions of the human body is sort of weird.
The doll castle was reportedly designed by a Nanjing company but made by a European manufacturer and is touted as the only one of its kind in the world. It also might be equipped with spying devices and/or serve the purpose of some sort of Trojan horse strategy.
Big Sister is watching you.
[Images via China News // Tencent]