homes and doors

shun lee public estate, hongkong - nowaday, it's not easy to get into any public estate's houses(buildings) because main gates have been installed for security reason. in fact, most of internal views of each building are quite interesting. it truly reflects hongkong's culture, history and living. however, there's not open for public access.


This shot is dedicated to former Governor Sir Murray Maclehose who was mapped out and rolled out the policy of public estate in hong kong. He really did a lot of great contribution to Hong Kong while he was the Governor of Hong Kong.


contax t3 @ f/2.8, fujifilm fujicolor superia reala 100

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  • Anshuman Johri 7y

    Lovely capture!
  • Fadzly Mubin 7y

    Photos like this one simply proves that a photograph is not static in regard to perception. The eyes that are looking at a photograph are not still. Our eyes are constantly moving—saccadic eye movements.
  • Eric 香港_HK 7y

    andrew, you live in there b4.
    I live in Shun On long time ago!
  • andrew so 7y

    Coconutto exactly. actually, there's hardly to find a space for laundry in their home so they have to make using of some public space for the purpose.

    Anshuman Johri thank you for dropping by!

    Shutterhack thank you for your attention and comments! each floor has similar block settings: door, windows and gate. but they also personalizes their block differently. that's the interesting point, really the beauty of imperfection.

    abceric no. just some of my friend's parents are living there so i got a chance to visit there. anyhow, thanks for passing by!

    ALL thanks for all comments and favorites! really unexpect so many comments and favorites for this shot. actually, it was taken for two months ago. from the beginning, i hesitated to post it or not. because the image is not really sharp as my expected so i planned to bring a tripod to make it again. but finally, i think why not post some for archiving purpose before new photo will been taken. anyhow, thanks for all your encouragement! =)
  • Mark B 365 7y

    Thank you for sharing your city with us! It is a fine photograph and your writing with it adds much more.
  • Bonnie Dudley 7y

    Love the lines and textures. Well done.
  • Tohru NISHIMURA 7y

    Hey, stop peeping! ^_^
  • yeoldeblackhippie 7y

    reminds me of hitchcocks rear window ; well done
  • Dick Wåhlin 7y

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  • lesbru 7y

    Wonderful feeling of people's lives, even though you can't see them.
  • Larry 7y

    good color lighting and composition
  • andrew so 7y

    qwyjibo thanks for your comments! if possible, i'll add description as much as possible to describe the shot. you know different place have different culture. :)

    B. Dudley me too. love the same pattern, the beauty of imperfection.

    tohru_nishimura haha. you've got it. :)

    yeoldeblackhippie thank you for stopping by!

    Wåhlin thank you for your invitation! it has been added.

    lesbru let me discover more internal view later. :P

    larryb52z thank you for the comments!
  • Jeffery Schreiner 7y

    very dynamic
  • xavi.torres 7y

    Michael Wolf did an interesting photography work about this kind of houses in HK. You should see it, look for his homepage at google.
  • andrew so 7y

    jeffschreiner thanks for passing by!

    xavi.torres thanks for the information! MW has lots of great works btw.
  • Yubai K 7y

    Very very interesting shot and insightful story ! Great !!
  • Jasmine Yeap 6y

    i like this photo...
  • andrew so 6y

    Yubai K (away for a while) many thanks! i like to shot local thing a lot.

    *Jasmine World* thanks! i've still got some shots about public estate. due to time constraint, i have not upload yet. anyway let me make some shares later.
  • Jeanette Lowe 6y

    I like this!
  • andrew so 6y

    thanks for the comments!
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