Monday, May 15, 2006

Bad town planning?

Bad town planning, or no town planning at all? There are a few areas in HK with similar views of flyovers/highways cutting through residential areas like this -- the result of rapid economic growth in the 70's when infrasturture development had priority over a lot of other things.

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Blogger bob said ... (May 15, 2006 6:28 PM) : 

Fantastic shot. If the happy road worker was director of the planning department this would never happen.

 

Anonymous Anne said ... (May 15, 2006 6:59 PM) : 

Great shot Lisi!

 

Blogger Mark said ... (May 15, 2006 7:55 PM) : 

Really nice shot Lisi, very futuristic. I suppose somebody in one of those appartments could make a living washing car windows.

 

Blogger Kris said ... (May 15, 2006 8:14 PM) : 

yup, very futuristic shot! could just imagine the noise pollution :s

 

Blogger joyce said ... (May 15, 2006 11:10 PM) : 

if i were a kid, i will try to use my hands to touch the highway and i will try it everyday.

 

Blogger Seesaw said ... (May 16, 2006 12:04 AM) : 

Superb shot, as for town planning... well it seems it has to be like that.

 

Blogger rudygiron said ... (May 16, 2006 1:13 AM) : 

Lisi, I like the movement in the photo. The curves and straight lines are a very nice contradiction.

 

Blogger grainofsand said ... (May 16, 2006 5:36 AM) : 

Interesting picture. Just to build some infrstructure you cannot get these through residentail areas.Bad Bad!

 

Anonymous karine said ... (May 16, 2006 7:27 AM) : 

Good shot! But for the infrastructure.. gosh that must be painful for the people living around it :O!!

 

Blogger midnitebara said ... (May 16, 2006 7:38 AM) : 

Personally I wouldnt prefer living in that apartment, car fumes, noise might get to me. This pic reminds me of the time I went to hongkong ( almost 10 years ago) and I was so frightened because the planes wings were almost touching the nearby buildings. It was a thrilling, frightening experience. You have a new airpot now,right?!

but a great shot!!

 

Blogger Terra Vecchia said ... (May 16, 2006 8:38 AM) : 

un petit bonjour de bastia pour te dire que tu fais toujours autant de bon clichés...

 

Blogger santy said ... (May 16, 2006 9:11 AM) : 

wow, great catch, lisi! I bet kids in those apartments don't have trouble with noises. They'd sleep just fine. The price you pay for living in a big city, eh?

 

Blogger danne said ... (May 16, 2006 11:26 AM) : 

amazing! I want to go there now!!!
Best wishes
Danne

 

Blogger Simon said ... (May 16, 2006 3:38 PM) : 

Hi Lisi,

Nice picture, reminds me of São Paulo, Brazil, which has a similar intra-city highway that locals know as the "minhocão", the big maggot (because you find them in big apples?). But this one's cleaner and brighter. One day, I've just gotta come to HK, maybe when my 15-month daughter's a little older.
All the best,
Simon

 

Blogger Invader Stu said ... (May 16, 2006 5:27 PM) : 

Nice photo

It looks a little like those futuristic cities you see in sci-fi movies where roads a built high between tall buildings.

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (May 16, 2006 6:18 PM) : 

Hi, thanks for the footprints...

This is only a small section of this long flyover leading from western mid-hill to the waterfront on HK island, riding on it is a thrilling experience to me. And those people in the apartments really don't have much choice back in the 70's when very few people protested the government's decision.

 

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