Guangzhou is a land of layers of anonymous highrises as far as the eye can see. Surprisingly, a lot of them have character, be it from the architecture, or from clothes or plants exploding from most windows.
It’s a helpful reminder that people do actually live here!
These buildings are what I think of when I think of Hong Kong…a little ramshackle, but full of character.
HK is one of my favorite cities in the world because of the contrast between the old & worn and the slick new city life…I love both sides equally!
I have a few books that are worth buying on the topic of buildings in HK:
City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon City
If you know of other books along these lines, I would be happy if you post suggestions in the comments below.