London: Watermark, 1999.
Condition: Nr Fine
216 pgs, 320 color 40 b&w, 11 x 11 inches
Hak Nam, City of Darkness, the old Walled City of Kowloon was an unmistakable presence in the midst of urban Hong Kong. It was also one of the city's greatest anomalies. Built on a site measuring little more than 100 x 200 metres without recourse to legislation and with little regard for basic services, the City not only survived for close on 100 years, it established itself as a thriving and ever-growing community. An intricate network of communal stairways linked one to the other, creating a warren of passages that made it possible to traverse the City without once coming down to ground. Item #121