Photographer's Note

This is Kowloon in Hong Kong, tonight, at 6:06 pm.
I have just returned from a short trip. I went with my two friends to Shek Kip Mei - it is an old district in Kowloon.
On Christmas Day in 1953 a fire broke out at the Shek Kip Mei Squatter Area and left more than 50,000 people homeless. After this fire British government started program of public housing. First low-cost public housing estates were built in Shek Kip Mei, they had 6 floors, common bathrooms in the corridor and balconies around the building, very characteristic blocks. There is still some of them in this area, mostly old people live there. I will try to post later a picture with those blocks.
There is a quite big hill in Shek Kip Mei from where you can see the whole city of Kowloon. If the weather is fine you can even see Hong Kong Island. We could see Hong Kong Island tonight.

If you want to see really different urban Hong Kong go to Shek Kip Mei.

Original shot, PS - rotation 1.5 degree, auto levels, auto colors, sharpening. I prepared this picture on my notebook, I hope it looks the same on normal monitors as on my LCD screen.

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