Friday, August 02, 2013
Hong Kong Housing 1969: Kai Tak Approach
When I first saw this photo I assumed it had been taken from a building across the street from this particular slum (and, what someone was doing in this neighborhood would have been a different story); however, this is actually taken out of the window a a plane - probably a 707 - coming in to land at what was Hong Kong's only major airport. KaiTak has been closed for about 10 years now and looking at the density of Hong Kong it's hard to imagine there was ever any space to land Jumbo jets once every two or three minutes. I suspect these people in the slums got pretty fed up with the jet noise as well.
Here is the image take immediately before this one. PND
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