This was on the MagLev train from the Shaghai airport to downtown 6 months ago.
Here I am in Sham Shui Po again for some more shopping.
2. Yes, they’re selling fake stuff. No, I did not get ripped off thank you very much for your concern.
3. This is in Mong Kok. Funny is it’s actually pronounced “Wong Kok”. The shops here are all grouped together. This street only sells shoes, the competition is fierce but us consumers love it. Good bargain and we don’t have to go far, the store right besides might offer a 10-20HKD extra discount. This isn’t Foot Locker were they try and make you buy extra useless junk!
4. Unfortunately, with limited space, Hong Kong must go higher. This building will be demolished soon to make space for a taller, more economically viable one
5. Mercedes C-class on Volks CE28N’s WIN!
6. Right in the middle of a concrete forest
7. Supra MKIV on BBS LM. I stopped to listen as we WOT out of traffic.
8. This is on Shanghai street were like in Mong Kok, there’s a bunch of small stores that sells kitchen accessories. While waiting…
9. The next day, we went to the Hong Kong side. Few restaurants this old is still in existence. And this one is in prime location, don’t go in with sandals and a ripped shirt.
10. Luk Yu Tea house as it’s called in English.
11. Man Mo Temple. What’s up. No bad, my uncle usually shoots medium format cameras. And he hates my crop body Canon.
12. From the inside, you’re not supposed to take pics. But since there were 15 guys with 5DMK2, 7D, and 1D, I said why not.
13. Somewhere in Sheung Wan, waiting for the bus.
14. There was a bunch of fish fins drying by the street.
15. Alfa Romeo. my my, I love these cars. Alfa 156.
16. In Tai Koo, by the sea. The weather was horrible.
17. From the balcony. I don’t think we get to see something like this in Canada.
18. Waiting for the minibus to go….? That’s going to be for another day.
lol. I fail at updating. Let’s play the blame game. I was looking for these following pics on the internet. I finally found…
Kowloon walled city before its destruction in 1993. Here’s a copy paste of Wikipedia:
Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. From the 1950s through the 1970s, it was controlled by Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug use. In 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.03 km2; 0.01 sq mi) borders.
In January 1987, the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the Walled City. After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994. Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City. Some historical artifacts from the Walled City, including its yamen building and remnants of its South Gate, have been preserved there.
The following 8 pictures are not taken by me. That being said:
1. A Boeing 747 barely avoiding the building as it landed at the old Kai Tak airport
2. The maze from the outside
3. There were no running electricity, phone lines, nor fresh water.
4. A bunch of dentists most likely without permit
5. 80% of the fishballs sold in HK in the 70’s and 80’s were made inside the walled city.
6. Another one from the top
7. Maybe this shot?
Now. my pics.
Fast forward to 2010.
9. The entrance to the Kowloon walled city park. There’s nothing left of the past.
11. Here’s a scale model of what it used to be
There’s really nothing left. There’s a mall, a beautiful park with many pictures of the past. I’m surprised there’s barely anyone.
12. Hong Kong side on a Sunday.
13. money shot: Rolls Royce escorted by S-classes.
14. In Wan Chai, small streets with lots of small markets. Here’s an health inspector doing his job. And we all know why his job is important: SARS, avian flu, swine flu, etc.
15. Living is cheap if your standards are low.
16. The cheapest means of transportation in HK: trams. For 2 HKD, it’s very cheap.
18. still in Wan Chai
20. Causeway Bay on my way to pick up new glasses.
21. Good old Rebel XT barely holding it together in the night shots.
22. Waiting for the red to cross…
25. street with lots of small restaurants.
27. sorry, it’s just in the way…
28. and a day ends well with a nice dessert.
stay tuned for more.
hopefully soon enough hehehhe
Here’s a teaser while I upload the rest of the pictures on wordpress.
Kowloon walled city