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HK Day3: Quarry Bay

I mentioned in a previous post that Hong Kong is reputed to be the city in the world with the most number of skyscrapers exceeding 150m. A destination for me was Quarry Bay, not only for the shoebox apartments, but the human component of it.

HK Day3: Quarry Bay

I mentioned in a previous post that Hong Kong is reputed to be the city in the world with the most number of skyscrapers exceeding 150m. A destination for me was Quarry Bay, not only for the shoebox apartments, but the human component of it.

comments (17)

I love the patterns created in your image. Add the text - and it's a potent statement.
Ayush Basu: I am delighted you found it that way, Elizabeth.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Nov 2017, 03:01
This is brilliant, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the kind remark, Ray.
On devine la pauvreté des habitants.
Ayush Basu: Martine, the housing for the vast majority in Hong Kong tends to be clustered like this. Only a handful would have residences in stand-alone bungalows and similar properties.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Nov 2017, 06:16
This makes a fine picture, Ayush - one can imagine this going up and up and up
Ayush Basu: There has got to be very many stories in a place like this, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Nov 2017, 06:29
Well I suppose all those people have to live somewhere in limited space Ayush - hence up..
Ayush Basu: Precisely, Chris. I am somewhat happy they chose this route rather than expand horizontally and decimate the limited greenery.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Nov 2017, 07:32
Shoebox apartments with shoeboxes in the windows. I guess this will be the poorer part of town - if so, the one thing you will have, is an air conditioner.
Ayush Basu: You make a good point about the air conditioning, Louis. I am inclined to believe that air conditioning and with the heavy electricity bills it will bring, these residents are not as poor as we imagine. Yes, they are likely not very wealthy.
I couldn't live somewhere like that!
Ayush Basu: Perhaps me too, but I would give it a shot, Bill.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Nov 2017, 08:10
Crikey! Can you just imagine all the personal lives and experiences of the people living there. Your photo show just how cramped conditions are.
Ayush Basu: I imagine they would get along well even in those cramped conditions if they took the trouble to communicate and build relationships, Alan.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Nov 2017, 08:26
People in this country would balk at the thought of living in these flats Ayush. It just shows that we are used to what we are used to.
Ayush Basu: I am interested more in whether the people living in close proximity to each other, actually communicate with each and build relations? Size, I can get used to, Chad.
Quite a place, Ayush. A good shot of it also.
Ayush Basu: There has got to be very many stories in a place like this, Frank. Thank you.
This is dizzifying, Ayush. This would be very interesting to photographing.
Ayush Basu: For me, it has to be the signature Hong Kong shot, Lisl. I have never seen such densely packed structure elsewhere. See the next post coming up.
It doesn't look the most inviting of places to live to be honest.
Ayush Basu: I wonder if the people make a difference, Brian.
They certainly pack them into these buildings
Ayush Basu: Very efficient use of space I say, Martin.
It certainly looks crowded.
Ayush Basu: I agree with you, Michael.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 1 Nov 2017, 20:35
and so many stories within....incredible.
Ayush Basu: I would be interested to hear some, Bonnie. I did not get any on this occasion though.
I wonder how long it will be before this lot comes down and something higher is built!
Ayush Basu: Good point, Tom, and makes one wonder!
A crowded house...
Ayush Basu: Hopefully crowded with happy, friendly and content people, Larry.

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