Round Here

Some street views from around my flat in Yau Ma Tei. Not the swankiest part of Hong Kong, but as ‘real’ as you can get. Historically Kowloon is the more ‘Chinese’ part of the city (compared to Hong Kong island), and I live in one of the grittier bits. One of the shots (No. 2) shows my apartment building – third floor on the left. It’s not the huge building covered in green and yellow diamonds; that’s just one of my favourite buildings in the city. I can’t imagine how many seedy hostels, clubs and gyms are open in there… The first photo is of Nathan Road – the main street that stretches from north to south through Kowloon. I hate: it’s smoggy and noisy (even with headphones on!). I could take it to go to most places from the flat, but I tend to walk down one of the more sedate, relatively speaking, side-streets.

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