More Shek Kip Mei Public Housing Estate


This is a montage of a few shots into one of the ground floor flats. This is the *entire* apartment.

small flat

The were about 120 square feet in size, with shared bathrooms. This is why Hong Kongers think a 350 square foot flat is an acceptable amount of living space; they may have grown up in a place like that pictured.

And a little Chinese social history for you: Notice that the bed appears to be some sort of bunk bed? Traditionally, the children would have slept up above while the parents slept below. Beds like this are still common in rural China.

(The horizontal shadows are related to shooting with flash through thin slatted windows. I should really have brought something wider than 28mm...)

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