Kowloon Walled City

It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above. Ungoverned and unregulated, was for so many years, a stain on the urban fabric of British colonial Hong Kong. This month it has been 20 years since the city was finally demolished and to mark the anniversary’ [MessyNessy]

Full photostory by Greg Girard

(Source: mister-nobody)

May, 11 2013
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