Not every building is as beautiful as the Palace of Versailles. Or blends into its surroundings as well as the Macallan Distillery. On the contrary, there are many structures across the world looking like outcasts that will fall apart during the next storm. In some places, they aren't isolated examples, either — even an entire neighborhood can be an abomination. And you can find them on r/UrbanHell.

It's a photography subreddit of "all the hideous places human beings built or inhabit." The online community invites everyone who wants to explore the darker side of the cities, towns, and villages in our shared world and welcomes any photos which show either ugliness, or a problem in urban development. Rural and suburban nightmares are also allowed.

Below you will find a collection of pics that perfectly describe what this subreddit is all about.

#1

The Annual Monsoon Ritual Of Mumbai's Ocean Giving Back What Has Been Dumped In It

The Annual Monsoon Ritual Of Mumbai's Ocean Giving Back What Has Been Dumped In It

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SlartyBlartFast
Community Member
1 year ago

If only nature could actually give back all the trash to us, maybe we will see the damage we are doing :(

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#2

Hong Kong Street Life

Hong Kong Street Life

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 year ago

Thats sad...

fuggnuggins
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

It's all effect - lens, zoom and angle. If you were to stand in that place it would look nothing like that. It might seem a little bleak, but this image was deliberately taken in a way so as to -EMPHASISE- a depiction of poverty. It's a bit like taking a zoom shot of an open wound with necrotic infection and presenting that as representative of healthcare. It's very dishonest. And when you take into account that this is obviously somewhere in China and that things look like that in China not because there's no money but because of a cultural attitude that says public space is "not my responsibility", is "someone else's responsibility", then the lie is even more insidious. You see nice cars, restaurants, so could conclude everyone's fine, but you see dirty walls and squirm, but that's just your prejudice. And though large numbers of people in relatively small spaces is normal for any large city, that this image enhances the effect, along with the grime, leads your mind to false conclusions, which is again borne of your prejudice. And while prejudice is not a bad thing in and of itself (despite the noise of hordes of excitable, simple-minded dumbards), at least know it for what it is.

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christina hui
Community Member
1 year ago

For the dramatic/cinematic purposes, the photographer cropped out the greenery and blue sky in the back Screen-Sho...aa-png.jpg Screen-Shot-2021-06-25-at-40527-PM-60d645761f4aa-png.jpg

jokerfest
Community Member
9 months ago

Thank you for a blunt display of truth against the over-dramatizing!

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Don't Look
Community Member
1 year ago

While I agree that this is seemingly awful AND there are multiple streets in HK that look like this, there’s also a whole lot of beauty there too. (Although they have waaay too many people in that tiny area).

miss miss
Community Member
1 year ago

Yea, for the rich

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K Witmer
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a dystopia after a war

Don't Look
Community Member
1 year ago

It does. But it’s not all like that there.

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Patricia Tornborg
Community Member
1 year ago

There are people living in worse places than this, further out on the subway line from Kowloon.....some people sleep (“live”?) in the equivalent of a luggage locker! The people in THIS building can at least walk upright in their homes!

Randolph C.G. Quick-Kuhlmann II
Community Member
5 months ago

Living in places the size of luggage lockers? Are you serious? I have never been able to go out of the US, so this is why I am asking.

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graye b
Community Member
1 year ago

Better than homelessness, but still not very positive

lunar eclipse
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so…..depressing.

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 year ago

this is scary

ThePracticalSarcastic
Community Member
1 year ago

Hong Kong is actually a lovely place to live. It's right on the bay, lovely sea breeze in fall and spring, blue skies and great transportation. Lots of parks and hiking trails in the forest literally minutes from Central/downtown. Nothing about this is sad except what the photographer CHOSE to show you, how they edited the photo, and your narrow impression based on a single photo.

Aria Whitaker
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Ok? Even nice places have crappy areas. We have one entry here from Poland...no one is arguing that the entire of Poland is horrible, just the area shown. Same here.

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Adur Bdur
Community Member
1 year ago

I am not an engineer so I hope someone with Expertise will read it and maybe provide an answer. I always asked myself how is it possible for this building not to collapse? I mean they look so bridle and run down. Of course I hope they won't collapse. As I visit Russia regular I see similar buildings and every time I ask myself this question.

Atti Elkins
Community Member
1 year ago

Free Hong Kong!

jjdubs W
Community Member
1 year ago

Such huge buildings that the double decker bus looks oddly tiny.

Gerrit Swanepoel
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s a tram, quite a romantic and cheap way to see Hong Kong.

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lazy panda
Community Member
1 year ago

This gives me so much anxiety

Andromeda Sparkle
Community Member
9 months ago

It’s really not that bad around HK, the living conditions are okay, it’s a Shopping Paradise, ( malls can be found anywhere!) street food is great, there are great scenic spots, ( the Peak, Victoria Harbour, the Big Buddha) and it’s about as cool as it gets! ( now that we’ve gotten out of the happy comfort zone, here’s HK behind the veil! There’s the police brutality, the National Security Law prevents anyone from speaking out, and other stuff. Believe me, under that happy face, it’s a f*****g dystopia)

Nancy Delgado
Community Member
9 months ago

We saw terrible living conditions on the outskirts of Caracus, Venezula...shacks were built on top of each other going up a huge mountain..thousands of them just stacked on each other. And there had to be 200 electrical cords hanging off of ONE electric pole.. I couldn't help but think what would happen if just one spark would hit something..the whole mountain would have gone up in flames & how many people would get caught in it. I almost felt guilty having such a good life, compared to this... I thank God every day for my life, my kids, & grands, & family & friends...

Altezzoso Burton
Community Member
2 months ago

That is horrible. My anxiety has gone up

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 year ago

Bri'ish landlords be like: £1000000 for 2 hours.

Frances Petendra
Community Member
1 year ago

Soo depressing looking

Suzy the observer
Community Member
1 year ago

So depressing...

Jb Dean
Community Member
5 months ago

Can you imagine the noise? Not just the street sounds but your neighbors as well. I’d go insane! 😬

Moyeen M. Bhuiyan
Community Member
9 months ago

Looks straight out of some Dystopian fiction. It is so totally lifeless and anxiety-inducing. God have mercy on those people living in there.

Wayne Beesley
Community Member
1 year ago

Keep breeding fools

Katherine Bordier
Community Member
12 months ago

There's a reason they had that one-child policy per family. Unfortunately, I think they lifted it recently or at least adjusted it. I totally agree the over breeding of humans is one of our most pressing problems.

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Meeow
Community Member
1 year ago

This place is in Quarry Bay, where all the photography loves to take "Monster Building" And this building color is pale pink, the real place don't even look like that, and nope not all of them living in cages, just like people who's living in the big cities, NY, Japan, Korea just names a few

Barb Dalrymple
Community Member
2 months ago

The last time I was there was in 1988 ... I could see these types of buildings in the distance, but never got as close as this picture. Just WOW 😳!

April Keal
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm dizzy

Mikki Vickrey
Community Member
2 months ago

WoW!! I could not live here.

A Vancouver23
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a scene from a scary futuristic movie 🫢

Keisha
Community Member
4 months ago

That's not life, it's more like HELL

Zsuzsi Cseh
Community Member
4 months ago

simply through an accident of birth, one of those windows could be mine!

Zsuzsi Cseh
Community Member
4 months ago

simply through a random accident of birth, one of those windows could be mine!

Lise Bouchard
Community Member
4 months ago

Disgusting

Noor Al Agha
Community Member
4 months ago

I learnt something new/sad

Noor Al Agha
Community Member
4 months ago

NOOOO I thought Hong Kong a happy area

Peter Fünfstück
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Yick Fat Building - The appartments in there aren't half bad ... Just a bit small for Western standards

Josh Crooker
Community Member
5 months ago

Hong Kong is the most vertical city in the world. They're running out of land it's getting so expensive they have to make the most out of it.

Altezzoso Burton
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't understand why they don't at least strip it up into nearby towers or something. It is too wide...too tall...

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Isabel C
Community Member
5 months ago

Actually, it’s not as bad as the photograph. Take the tram as an example. That’s actually one of Hong Kong’s cultural heritages. And the people there are quite proud of it. A city is not only about developing itself, but also the sense of identity and continuity from the people. And yes I don’t deny that Hong Kong is pretty crowded, but it’s definitely not a hell .

Lami Liu
Community Member
8 months ago

idk about u but I live in Hong Kong and I've never seen this place before

Lami Liu
Community Member
8 months ago

um idk about u but I live in Hong Kong and the streets don't look like this

Harry Lui
Community Member
1 year ago

That picture is taking on Hong Kong island, you can tell by the double decker tram.

denzoren
Community Member
1 year ago

This looks like something out of a dystopian nightmare....I guess it is....damn.

Sue Simmons
Community Member
1 year ago

Been to HK. Didn't see this. Thankfully. Sad.

Don't Look
Community Member
1 year ago

Do note that. HK isn’t represented by this specific building.

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Roddy Pfeiffer
Community Member
1 day ago

The citizens of Hong Kong are happy and healthy. The men have a life expectancy second only to the Japanese, and the HK women live longer than anybody.

Jean Stewart
Community Member
1 week ago

I think this is the most depressing photo I have ever seen.

Elizabeth Hampton
Community Member
1 month ago

Lived in Hong Kong in my teens, absolutely loved it. But I was, and remain, horrified at the pollution. I was surrounded by beaches and a harbor I didn't dare dip a toe in. As far the neighborhoods, some, like this one, I couldn't explore much. The air is literally toxic. Now, I could just head back up the Peak to the lovely apartment with the beautiful view. Everyone else live and work there.

Carrie Kelly
Community Member
1 month ago

This is what overpopulation looks like...remember how family values and having families first was the biggest motto during the Bush Administration.?? Well...its coming....this

Donna Partain
Community Member
1 month ago

OVER-POPULATION.

Toni Watson
Community Member
2 months ago

I’ve never seen this in their tourist pamphlets

Toni Watson
Community Member
2 months ago

Never see this in tourist pamphlets

Imperfect Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

This makes my eye twitch…

Altezzoso Burton
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I feel...sad and numb now

Race Blakhart
Community Member
2 months ago

How is a high rise full of window a/c units "street life"?

Anne Davis
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, this is beyond belief. Probably some of those people have never seen a tree 🌳 or a river or a blade of grass. Unimaginable!😢

Altezzoso Burton
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't worry, full pic has green behind it sort of. Still f* up.

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LizaIsabellaXD
Community Member
3 months ago

what's wrong with it?I just see a city.

Altezzoso Burton
Community Member
2 months ago

Too wide and tall maybe?

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John Russo
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, but it's close to transportation.

Valerie Smart
Community Member
4 months ago

OH Hell

Elaine Willey
Community Member
4 months ago

And we’re complaining about apts??

Diana Mikelsons
Community Member
4 months ago

Choose place to live?

Christy Long
Community Member
4 months ago

Is there any verification that this picture is REAL??

Sugarblossom86
Community Member
4 months ago

Modern day equivalent of the matrix. Sad

Whitney Gibson
Community Member
4 months ago

Jesus H. Christ what an existence

Thresa Brownfield
Community Member
5 months ago

This is the way that disease spreads, when people live on top of each other, in filthy conditions, the perfect storm for a pandemic

Se Mooney
Community Member
5 months ago

“Birth Control” Would be “Better.”

DAISY
Community Member
5 months ago

NIIIIICE! 😣

Jb Dean
Community Member
5 months ago

Can you imagine the NOISE? Not just the street sounds but your neighbors as well! I’d go insane. 😬

Barbara Campbell
Community Member
5 months ago

Hideous eyesore.

Tracy Penner
Community Member
5 months ago

AND WE'RE ONLY SEEING HALF THE BUILDING!!?!!

Tracy Penner
Community Member
5 months ago

WHAAAAAT THE ???????

Cindy Vickers
Community Member
5 months ago

Must be Kowloon. Hong Kong was immaculate when last there. A lot of people consider the mainland directly across from the island Hong Kong, but it isn't.

Lise Bouchard
Community Member
5 months ago

Doesn't surprise me at all

Kate Jones
Community Member
6 months ago

It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so drab. There are so many people in such a small area that this kind of setup makes sense. I've heard Hong Kong streets are actually super clean. It's just so packed with people. Apartments are tiny. NY and Boston will be this way before long.

Michael Hill
Community Member
6 months ago

Seemingly it is still better than living in China where you can have all the room you want.

Jonah Vancuran
Community Member
6 months ago

its so poor...

Tinaaa
Community Member
6 months ago

in hong kong, its so crowded its really expensive just to live in a high apartment :(

Cattohav Guerrero
Community Member
6 months ago

Cool

Roberta Bray-Enhus
Community Member
6 months ago

Be happy you have some place to live,even if it’s like this.

ravengirl3006
Community Member
6 months ago

FIRST THOUGHT, WTH am I looking at? Zoom in a realize these are housing units! OMG! Closterphobic just looking at this photo! Then immediately thought, What happens if there's a FIRE?

Barbara Fordham
Community Member
6 months ago

people need to stop f*****g

Omima Miki
Community Member
6 months ago

barf....

Kandi Sofia Dahlan
Community Member
6 months ago

😭😥

Susan Rathbun
Community Member
6 months ago

I see housing. A warm tiny place that protects from rainy freezing cold.

Karen Filice
Community Member
6 months ago

Very depressing….

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
7 months ago

I'll bet the tourists don't go by that scene!!

Patricia Zahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Humans are not meant to live like that.

Logan Byrd
Community Member
7 months ago

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS????

Chase Sisk
Community Member
7 months ago

image that building falling

Tammy Hynes
Community Member
7 months ago

Omg, control the human population, or else

Jeanie Roundy
Community Member
7 months ago

Ahhh, city life.....

Bobby
Community Member
7 months ago

That's not called street life.... ! Showing density and skyscrapers denotes to Metropolitan.

Libby Milam
Community Member
7 months ago

Stacked rat cages...

Koko Berube
Community Member
7 months ago

Migod I'm terrified

Leslie Hill
Community Member
7 months ago

I’d feel like a number. In the billions. No personal space. I’d need to be hospitalized for shock. We are so lucky in the USA

Nikki Belmonte
Community Member
2 months ago

Except the price of hospitalization.

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Kathleen MacLean
Community Member
7 months ago

Not how we always saw Hong Kong the rich business center.

De Tox
Community Member
7 months ago

Cage housing

Beverly Montezuma
Community Member
7 months ago

WHAT A DUMP! HOW DO HUMANS LIVE LIKE THIS???!!!

Beverly Montezuma
Community Member
7 months ago

What a dump!

Michele Michele
Community Member
7 months ago

Horrible and so claustrophobic

Tati
Community Member
8 months ago

This is so surreal and depressing

Cheryl C
Community Member
8 months ago

Reminds me of the movie The 5th Element. Will we all end up living this way?

Driftwood1250
Community Member
8 months ago

Looking at that doesn't feel good ... it is foreboding, and that's a lot of internal building to navigate to enter or leave if you're on the 12th floor. Yea, doesn't feel good

Alison Duncan Murphy
Community Member
8 months ago

It seems like a manipulated photo to make it look bad. Hong Kong is a prosperous modern place.

Aeon Decker
Community Member
8 months ago

I'd be nuts in 2 seconds flat

William Mahoney
Community Member
8 months ago

Crap runs downward, ewww !!

LDog
Community Member
8 months ago

omg!

Linda Mermaid
Community Member
8 months ago

Is this normal, or is it considered a slum?

Kathy Puls
Community Member
8 months ago

I get sad just looking at this

Jigsaw's Puzzle
Community Member
9 months ago

That’s stressing me out so much

Monic Krugell
Community Member
9 months ago

Photo should be labeled: anxiety

Nirmiti
Community Member
9 months ago

That’s honestly kinda scary looking.

Nirmiti
Community Member
9 months ago

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Kelly Anne
Community Member
9 months ago

I have anxiety looking at this. I feel bad for those who live it.

Alexander Smith
Community Member
9 months ago

Reminds me of Black and White (good game series). You could become an evil deity by making the worshippers live in sky scrapers packed in like sardines. This feels vaguely similar.

Alexander Smith
Community Member
9 months ago

Reminds me of the game Black and White. Easy way to become an evil deity was to build skyscrapers to pack the people in.

Connor & Noah's Mom
Community Member
9 months ago

so confused

Krystle Fooks
Community Member
9 months ago

That's amazing. I, personally, didnt see the poor and dirty that most discribed but I saw way too many people way too close together. I get claustrophobic just thinking about it...

Anna Salerno
Community Member
9 months ago

😱😱😱

Chandelure F-5
Community Member
10 months ago

A dull, gray environment...

Helen Jane Witten
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm depressed just looking at the pic let alone trying to live there.

Brendan KWOK
Community Member
10 months ago

I live in Hong Kong and I have never seen that

A_BadlyDrawnBearPic
Community Member
10 months ago

40 percent of it are country parks, though...

Boris
Community Member
11 months ago

Great job fact checking Bored Panda! This picture is photshopped, de building isn't that tall.

Theresa McCreary
Community Member
11 months ago

I would not want to be living in that building.

R Carson
Community Member
11 months ago

No than.ks

Maryam Adnan
Community Member
11 months ago

Scary

aaaggg hhh
Community Member
11 months ago

Why would Mainland China even want this dump?

Carole Gleed
Community Member
11 months ago

They are so over populated ,hopefully there are no rough sleepers even though it’s a concrete jungle.

Thomas E S Thomas
Community Member
11 months ago

Kowloon City was awe inspiring. World's tallest slum.

Eileen Schwab
Community Member
11 months ago

DAMN!

Julia Jules Whitelegg
Community Member
11 months ago

Bloody awful..

Alison Boroski
Community Member
11 months ago

I went there on business once, and a colleague who lived there told me there was once a pollution challenge: stretch big rubber bands around two hangers, hang one on your balcony, and one in your closet. See how long the pollution takes to degrade the rubber. The one on the balcony broke down in two weeks. Two. Weeks.

Amy Jo Buchanan
Community Member
12 months ago

This is literally one of the most depressing things that I have ever seen. Nothing but concrete-dirty gray gloomy concrete that blocks the sky,the sun,stars and moon.

Katherine Bordier
Community Member
12 months ago

I can't imagine living in a building that big. I still want to visit one day.

TheCanadianShark
Community Member
12 months ago

This must be Kowloon, I’ve been to Hong Kong and it was not like this on the island

Community Member
12 months ago

Powerful picture...

Csaba Horvath
Community Member
1 year ago

Also google for "Kowloon walled city"

Cedric Claes
Community Member
1 year ago

The air-conditioner guy must be rich though.

HardTruths
Community Member
1 year ago

Wait till you see the glitzy business district and shopping stretch where the rich folks hang out... That doubles the pain felt.

Holly Allen
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy cow!!!!

Jackie Porter
Community Member
1 year ago

My sleep deprived brain just went with 'Imagine the devastation if that collapsed!'

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

I've not be able to see an image that shows how much higher this structure goes. Is it at the very top here?

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 year ago

That's more than sad. Now you know why there is birth control.

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
1 year ago

Compared to others, these people believe that they are the lucky ones.

Alex Hamilton
Community Member
1 year ago

This is LIFE???

Judith Wilson
Community Member
1 year ago

this is what over-population looks like - on a small scale. People need to be responsible and stop having kids.

Thea O'Grady
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s the reality of too many people.

Atti Elkins
Community Member
1 year ago

D

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Too depressing, especially coming home to that every day. . .

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

Really looks like Hell, don't need flames.

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad, depressing and UGLY!!!

Kim St
Community Member
1 year ago

that's depressing

Kimberly Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Each window represents a $4000/mo apartment

Cathy Carey
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought Hong Kong was really nice.

J BM
Community Member
1 year ago

:-0

J BM
Community Member
1 year ago

:-0

Stephen Solar
Community Member
1 year ago

Welcome to humanity

Susie Main
Community Member
1 year ago

That has to be the most depressing place I've ever seen.

Susie Main
Community Member
1 year ago

That has to be the most depressing place I've seen in my life.

MAKtheknife
Community Member
1 year ago

I could not live in there

Shirley Battie
Community Member
1 year ago

I saw this when I was last there.

brian flower
Community Member
1 year ago

Buildings like this can be seen adjacent to sumptuous hotels , as we saw back in 2006 !

Triv
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, when your population gets so high that you run out of room to spread, the only way to go is up!

Alyssa Hunt
Community Member
1 year ago

No wonder they don’t want to be there!

Mjw Gjgema
Community Member
1 year ago

An invitation to commit suicide.

Sherry Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

What a depressing place

Paul Davies
Community Member
1 year ago

How cold you not feel constantly depressed in this hell hole?

SF Angel
Community Member
1 year ago

I will never understand the attraction to visit

Gregg Bender
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of Blade Runner.

Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh sad!

Sandra Lent
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this for real, right now?

grafxgal60073
Community Member
1 year ago

That is frightening.

Mshauri Mazuri
Community Member
1 year ago

Hongkong is the most densed city.

T. Godemiche
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a tourist site because it was featured in some transformers movie and around the corner from me. Pictures are a bit deceptive, this is right next to a protected country park and doesn't look all that bad

Eileen Schwab
Community Member
1 year ago

Add incessant rain and it's a scene from Blade Runner

Mazer
Community Member
1 year ago

We have truly over populated the world and made ugly everywhere

Charles Spath
Community Member
1 year ago

The gift that keeps on giving

Charles Spath
Community Member
1 year ago

The gift that keeps on giving.

Leanne King
Community Member
1 year ago

That seems stressful

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine the horror when/if one of those window air conditioners fell down... down... down...

Annette Easton
Community Member
1 year ago

When I saw this picture in the preview my first thought was Hong Kong. I hated visiting there for this reason. I remember going up the peak tram to the top and looking over the city and being struck by just how grey and sterile it looked and it make me really sad.

Ria Ancheta-Adrias
Community Member
1 year ago

Did you not make it to Lamma island? You missed a lot!

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NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

I can smell what this like from this image

Luna Moth
Community Member
1 year ago

This makes me uncomfortable

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
1 year ago

This looks scary.

Judy Steelman
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my God that is so depressing. Realize I'm saying same thing but I don't have the words. My meds take care of it in USA but I'd kill myself if I lived there.

Teresa Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

So ugly :'(

Roos Dillema
Community Member
1 year ago

This is hell on earth

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
1 year ago

Not a single bit of greenery? Nope.

Ria Ancheta-Adrias
Community Member
1 year ago

Hk is quite green. We have tons of beaches abs hiking trails. In fact less than 25% of hk is developed. Because of the mountainous terrain they can only build in certain areas. I live on a tiny island called Lamma outside the city where it's green and clean.

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F. H.
Community Member
1 year ago

I kind of like it.

blue watermelon
Community Member
1 year ago

There do be those americans with bigass houses complaining about how their homes are too small

Pangolin Pal
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks pretty awful from the outside, but I wonder what an individual apartment-dweller might feel about their little space. I live in a tiny city apartment, and I love my little home.

Don't Look
Community Member
1 year ago

Some tolerate it, some know they are lucky to have a home. Many aren’t too bad inside. The outside of these buildings doesn’t get cleaned. But these apartments are always very small.

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Ray Heap
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine that at night and in the rain and you get blade runner.

AndersM
Community Member
1 year ago

Megacity 1

Treessimontrees
Community Member
1 year ago

Look up Hong Kong cage homes if you want sad.

Don't Look
Community Member
1 year ago

Kowloon walled city, mate. 😏

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Kevin Camp
Community Member
1 year ago

Life in the Hive.

Monic Krugell
Community Member
1 year ago

this picture is giving my an anxiety attack

Henry Reining
Community Member
3 months ago

Actually, that looks kinda cool... Just sayin'.

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

Well China is a dystopia already….

Susana Cervantes
Community Member
1 year ago

What am I looking at?

Khadija Hammond
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1 year ago

The Kalahari people call us “winless bees.” It is so true.

Origami Chik3n
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1 year ago

Looks like scene from "Ghost in the shell".

Kitty Fenerty
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1 year ago

Depressing.

Julie Lynch
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1 year ago

Omg that looks like a fire trap to me

Artist Known As Lisa
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1 year ago

Wow..

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

I am grateful, I don't live there !!!

shado
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1 year ago

well if the people of the world continue to want to keep pumping out babies like rabbits then we can all expect far more places to look just like this REAL soon

Joan Sewall
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1 year ago

Dystopian. Yes

Elsie Collins
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1 year ago

Imagine if that building collapsed like the one in FL? People are living like sardines in a can!!

Carolyn Legg
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1 year ago

No words to describe!

Carol Goodson
Community Member
1 year ago

wow... and after what just happened in Miami, I would be TERRIFIED just to visit in that building, let alone sleep there

Jean Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

Not even one tiny blade of grass ...

Holly Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

How would you ever find your friend's apartment?

Heather L
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1 year ago

I find photos/scenes like this fascinating and in an odd way beautiful.

Рамона Ставрева
Community Member
1 year ago

I find it pretty in a weird way and it's very presumptive from all of you to say that only sad, poor people live there.

Martha Meyer
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1 year ago

That's just absolutely awful!

Ella Blackwood
Community Member
1 year ago

God, how depressing!

Glynna Bowood
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a prison.

hi myself
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1 year ago

CAN WE PLEASE JUST GO BACK LIKE A THOUSAND YEARS TO BEFORE WE HAD TO LIVE WITH STUFF LIKE THIS? Thank you

F. H.
Community Member
1 year ago

You mean to times where we had to deal with dying from infected toenails and jurisdiction based on personal reputation?

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Susan Bosse
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1 year ago

How awful. Too bad no one cares enough to clean up at least their patio/balcony. What a dreary life. This breaks my heart.

Don't Look
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1 year ago

Even if they could they wouldn’t. South east Asia has a mild/mildew issue so that if the building is old/cheaper no one is going to clean it. They’d have to do it all the time.

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Rosidah Yahya
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1 year ago

reality

Sonja
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1 year ago

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Mairlady
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1 year ago

I didn’t think that Japan would allow this kind of ghetto! They are suppose to be clean!

Regina Gaughan-Kassery
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7 months ago

Hong Kong is in China not Japan!

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Donkey
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1 year ago

That looks like a whole load of nope

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About half of the global population already lives in cities, and by 2050, two-thirds of the world's people are expected to live in urban areas. But as you can see from some of the photos in r/UrbanHell, in cities, two of the most pressing problems facing the world today also come together: poverty and environmental degradation.

Bad urban development isn't just ugly aesthetics. It's also poor air and water quality, insufficient water availability, waste-disposal problems, and high energy consumption, all of which are exacerbated by the increasing population density and demands of urban environments. Strong city planning is essential in managing these and other difficulties as the world's urban areas grow.

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