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No, it is not just trash talk or slang for some city slum – this place really is known as Garbage City with good reason: its denizens live in a surreal urban landscape with waste stuffed in every spare corner, stacked on the sidewalks and surrounding every structure – captured above by photographer Bas Princen .
This incredible design for a portable city camping tower by Import.Export flies in the face of most of our associations with going camping: unlike the flat, natural and remote settings of standard campsites this structure is vertical, artificial and intended to be erected in even the most dense of urban settings. Aside from the obvious fun and adventure of inverting traditional camping, an urban camper could enjoy incredible views unavailable to the typical pedestrian and cities could set up a series of vertical camping structures for festivals and other major events to expand out-of-town guest accommodations – particularly for travelers moving around on the cheap. While such ideas are all well and good in theory and supported by beautiful drawings, they are at least doubly impressive when someone actually builds them.