|The real Hong Kong.|
The roof is not big, not so high, around 20 floors but I like the view. It reflects Hong Kong truly. Hong Kong has limited land, especially on Hong Kong island, most of which is mountain. Moreover, in the old time, land use was not well-planned so we can see a lot of mixture of land use in Hong Kong. This district is a good example of mixture of residential and commercial land use. The short buildings are supposed to be residential but now part of them are shops now. Only this block has short and old buildings. Around this block are all tall commercial or residential buildings.It is a mix of past and now, old and modern- a very strong contrast.
I have been living my whole life in this kind of old building and I like it- comfortable with high ceiling, practical use of space(as the apartments are all rectangles, it is easier to put furniture. Some of the new apartments are diamond shaped, so people are forced to buy the special made furniture from developers), close relationships with neighbours. However, they are vanishing...and will be replaced by high buildings with kitsch designs.