Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

While taking a break, this photographer opts to take in a, well, fake world, traveling to photograph cities and buildings that serve as illusions.

Gregor Sailer‘s unique series has taken him to the likes of Mosul re-creations situated in the Mojave Desert, Calif.; a New York-style town in Sweden, used to test cars; and a Dutch village in China, giving the locals or Chinese tourists a taste of Europe.

The photographer, who is based in Tyrol, Austria, came up with the idea for his project in 2015, having initially researched backdrops, illusions and artificially created urban constructions.

In total, the 37-year-old Sailer’s intriguing work has taken him to 25 locations across seven countries and three continents. (Caters News)

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Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Junction City, United States. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Schnöggersburg, Germany. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Tiefort City, United States. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Carson City, Sweden. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Thames Town, China. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Thames Town, China. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Ufa & Suzdal, Russia. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Beauséjour, France. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Complexe de Tir en Zone Urbaine, France. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Junction City, United States. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Complexe de Tir en Zone Urbaine, France. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)

Photographer travels the world snapping incredibly realistic yet completely fake cities

Schnöggersburg, Germany. (Photo: Gregor Sailer/Caters News)