The owner of a residential building in Quanzhou, Fujian province recently had the wall of the place decorated with massive carvings of nine different kinds of currency…simply because he could.
An old version of a one-jiao Chinese banknote carving is photographed.
An old version of a two-yuan Chinese banknote.
A 1,000-HK dollar banknote carving.
The building owner, surnamed Zhao, said he started to decorate the 20-meter-long wall of the building in June last year, purely because he believed that adorning the wall with giant images of banknotes would look…cool. He started by printing the magnified images of nine different types of currency on his wall. Afterwards, he hired a stone carver to set the images permanently.
A 100 US dollar banknote.
An old version of a 100-yuan Chinese banknote.
An old version of a five-yuan Chinese banknote.
Zhao said that it took two days to carve out all nine banknotes, and that the whole project cost him over 30,000 yuan.
An old version of the 50-yuan Chinese banknote carving.
You do you, Zhao.
Last October, a Shandong man spent two years building house of shells, which was later used as a museum to display the island’s history.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via NetEase// China Daily]