The Kowloon Walled City was once the densest place on Earth. Hundreds of houses stacked on top of each other enclosed in the center of the structure. Many didn’t have access to air or open space. This notorious city was finally demolished in 1990s.

However, if you look hard enough, you will notice that the city is not dead. Part of it still exists in many of current high-density housing apartments where the only view out the window is neighbor’s window. I hope this series can get people to think about claustrophobic living in Hong Kong from a new perspective.

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Walled City #03


лiл 2 years ago

It feels like I'm suffocating just by looking at it, but maybe it looks like this only from above.

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runner for life 2 years ago

just imagine playing basketball with hundreds watching you from their window


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Petra Rola Cole 2 years ago

Tetris wrongly played.

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Walled City #08


Anne Madag 2 years ago

so many basketball court. :D

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Anna Thouvenin 2 years ago

Must be horrible living in the "inside" of those towers.

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Claire Kidd 2 years ago

I would hate to live there. Way too built-up.


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wed nesday 2 years ago

but it looks suprisingly clean

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