Kowloon walled city

Uncover the intriguing story of Kowloon Walled City, a once densely populated and vibrant urban enclave. Dive into its unique architecture, rich culture, and hidden secrets.
An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City | Colossal Architecture Drawings, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Kowloon Walled City, Colossal Art, Walled City, Modern Crafts, Cross Section, Architecture Drawing

The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was built gradually—building on top of building—over time. Without a single architect, the ungoverned and most densely populated district became a haven for drugs, crime and prostitution until it was demolished in 1993. Photo documentation of the site exists but for the most part much of the inner-workings of the city remained a mystery. Perhaps due to its proximity, Japan, in particular, developed a keen interest towards Kowloon. Its demolition in 1993…

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Kowloon Walled City | The City's dozens of alleyways were of… | Flickr Kowloon Walled City, Town Building, Walled City, Urban City, Urban Environment, Urban Spaces, City Aesthetic, Urban Landscape, Abandoned Places

The City's dozens of alleyways were often only 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) wide, and had poor lighting and drainage.[18] An informal network of staircases and passageways also formed on upper levels, which was so extensive that one could travel north to south through the entire City without ever touching solid ground.[4] cyborganthropology.com/Kowloon_Walled_City

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The Monstrosity That Was The Kowloon Walled City Rio De Janeiro, The Walled City, Kowloon Walled City Art, Kowloon Walled City, Then And Now Photos, Old Town Square, Walled City, Sequoia National Park, Mont Saint Michel

Our passion for photography is only matched by our love of history and everything that’s vintage. We firmly believe that only a solid grasp of history can help us avoid repeating the mistakes of the past and lead to a better future for everyone. And there’s nothing like a direct comparison to really show us how much time and life have changed things.

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