an imaginary monster comprised of grotesquely disparate parts
a fanciful mental illusion or fabrication
dream, fantasy, delusion
“The touristic fixation of Vancouver as chimera functions to blind the visitor, just as it functions to blind the permanent inhabitants of the city itself; it hides more than it reveals, it renders invisible ….
“Digitally instructed by an airmail aerial postcard, Vancouver may appear as a metropolis that has passed directly from the pre-modern to the post-modern, leaving only a ghostly trace of the modern. A city that has emerged whole and intact, like a chimera.”
From Two Impossible Films: Das Kapital, by Mark Lewis