Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Real Life ‘Hunger Games’ City Was A Social Experiment That Almost Worked.

If you recognize the dystopian-looking city in the images below, you're probably remember them from scenes in The Hunger Games. However, this is no post-apocalyptic movie set: Instead, it's a real city, and it sits just east of Paris.

The city is in Seine-Saint-Denis, and it looks like it's from another world, time, and place. It's been described as "somewhere between a new world utopian dream and a postmodern, neoclassical housing estate." We just think it looks pretty awesome -- even if it is a little bit eery.

A French photographer named Laurent Kronental has put together a photo series of the remarkable, strange city.

A French photographer named Laurent Kronental  has put together a photo series of the remarkable, strange city.

Laurent Kronental

The series is called "Souvenir d'un Futur," or Memory of a Future.

The series is called "Souvenir d'un Futur," or Memory of a Future.

Laurent Kronental

Laurent Kronental

Laurent Kronental

The intent of the series is to shine a spotlight on the city and its residents, most of whom are senior citizens.

The intent of the series is to shine a spotlight on the city and its residents, most of whom are senior citizens.

Laurent Kronental

The housing estates here were built sometime between the fifties and the eighties, intended to house migrant populations of foreign and rural refugees.

The housing estates here were built sometime between the fifties and the eighties, intended to house migrant populations of foreign and rural refugees.

Laurent Kronental

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