All That’s Left

Nothing but a wall remains from an old house that once stood on Bonham Strand West in Sheung Wan. It’s a bit like the ghost buildings you often find when a structure has been torn down and some evidence of its existence — the outlines of a roof, windows, staircases — lingers on the wall of the adjacent building. (The Spanish photographer Anna Malagrida captured the effect in a 2003 photo installation called Barrio Chino, which you can see here.) In this case, however, the entire wall has been left intact, which seems to be fairly common practice in Hong Kong. You’ll often see old walls poking out between two newer buildings.

This entry was written by Christopher DeWolf , posted on Wednesday November 03 2010at 12:11 pm , filed under Architecture, Asia Pacific, Heritage and Preservation and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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