Walled city

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An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City Design, Urban, Architecture Drawings, Concept Art, Urban Planning, Architecture, Infographic, Architecture Drawing, Cartography

The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was built gradually—building on top of building—over time. Without a single architect, the ungoverned and most densely populated district became a haven for drugs, crime and prostitution until it was demolished in 1993. Photo documentation of the site exists but for the most part much of the inner-workings of the city remained a mystery. Perhaps due to its proximity, Japan, in particular, developed a keen interest towards Kowloon. Its demolition in 1993…

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Monica Alarcon
Kowloon Walled City | The City's dozens of alleyways were of… | Flickr Urban, Hong Kong, Street Photography, Disneyland Paris, China, Wall, Lugares, Kowloon Walled City, Abandoned

The City's dozens of alleyways were often only 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) wide, and had poor lighting and drainage.[18] An informal network of staircases and passageways also formed on upper levels, which was so extensive that one could travel north to south through the entire City without ever touching solid ground.[4] cyborganthropology.com/Kowloon_Walled_City

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Itchan Kala is the walled inner town of the city of Khiva in Uzbekistan. Ancient Architecture, Dubrovnik, Ancient Ruins, Monuments, Central Asia, Asia, Ancient Cities, World Heritage Sites, Ancient Buildings Architecture

Throughout history city walls were made as protection from the enemy. They were usually massive structures, punctuated with guard towers. Some were built on hills, making invasions more difficult, while others fronted seas and oceans to protect the towns from invaders in ships or, in some cases, pir

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Sylvie Bonnet