07 March 2010

Mongkok Rooftop

Density is a very interesting thing that warps and twists the shape of districts and cities. In Mongkok it has shaped the way that people live, especially considering that there are an estimated 140,000 people/sq km! Any building may have five or more floors of retail shops and restaurants below, at and above ground level and sometimes hundreds of people living in flats and apartments above those!

Oddly though a lot of the rooftops are fairly quiet and empty. Some of them are filled with lush gardens and swimming pools and ropes tethered to random items to hang laundry out to dry, but this sight really caught my attention because of the oddity of it... a bicycle and jump rope fifteen floors above the streets

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