Drone Photos Capture the Densely Packed ‘Walled City’ in Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based photographer Andy Yeung captures the bustling metropolis of his hometown, and this particular gallery places an emphasis on the Kowloon Walled City. It was a myriad of houses stacked on top of each other which was notorious for prostitution, drug use and crime. Once considered the densest place on earth, it was finally torn down in the 1990s. The series offers a different perspective of the densely packed metropolis.

Drawing inspiration from the demolished megastructure, photographer Andy Yeung captures similarly striking housing complexes that continue to exist in Hong Kong in his photo series titled Walled City. “This striking feature of the Hong Kong landscape wasn’t completely wiped away,” says Yeung. “Part of it still exists in many current high density and ‘enclosed’ housing apartments where the only view out of the window is the neighbour’s window. I hope this series can get people to think about claustrophobic living in Hong Kong from a new perspective.”

Looking straight down at the city via drone, Yeung documents the architectural density of apartments, where the only view outside is a neighbor’s window. The spectacular images bring the viewer high above the city streets to offer an incredibly rare insight into one of the most densely populated places in the world.

All images by Andy Yeung

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