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Tin Shui Wai

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Tin Shui Wai

Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong. As the population of HK grows, more space is needed to house the people since Kowloon and Central are extremely densely populated already. Tin Shui Wai was a wetland area 20 years ago with no people living there and this is what it looks like today with more than 300,000 people calling TSW home.

It is really quite a sight to behold. Clumps of public housing high-rise buildings of 30+ floors striking upward from nowhere, surrounded by jungle and wetlands and mountains. No suburban area at all, just high-rise buildings and then nothing.


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Interesting contrast.
#1 Tue June 9, 2009 4:01pm

The samenes of the buildings is striking. And a little frightening.
#2 Tue June 9, 2009 5:18pm

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Thanks! The buildings were all constructed by the same company/person, Li Ka-shing. Google him if you would like to find out more Smile -- Tim
#3 Fri June 12, 2009 6:03pm

Tim, I only have one slightly negative thing to say, so I'll get it out of the way first: the buildings are a little slanted. Whew, now that that's done, I can get to the good stuff. Smile

This is a great documentary picture that's wise to combine the natural and man-made worlds. Looking at something like this, it's easy to contemplate the nature of Humanity, and to predict that if the world keeps going as it is, sooner or later everywhere is going to look just like this.

I think this would probably also look great in black & white.

#4 Sat June 13, 2009 1:56pm

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