is my new muse.
I always love abandoned places, be it factory or hospital or amusement park. I have a lot of photo of those places in my HD. But abandoned cities hold the special place in my heart, I love looking at them, I love reading about them, I love everything about them, and love to use them in my comics, San Sabian was born from my obsession with Gunkanjima. Because of this, I knew most of the well-known abandoned cities, Prypiat (of Chernobly fame), Gunkanjima, Centralia, etc.
But not the Kowloon Walled City.
Maybe the different of this city compare to other abandoned cities is that the ruin itself no longer exists. The city was demolished in 1993 and in its place is now a park.
quote from wiki:
…the Walled City began to grow. Square buildings folded up into one another as thousands of modifications were made, virtually none by architects or engineers, until the entire City became monolithic. Labyrinthine corridors ran through the City, some former streets (at the ground level, and often clogged up with refuse), and some running through upper floors, through and between buildings. The streets were illuminated by fluorescent lights, as sunlight rarely reached the lower levels.
It’s survival horror heaven.
The outside view of it is nothing new to me, you can find plenty of this kinda buildings in Thailand. But the gems are (were? since it no longer exists XD) inside. The narrowed street, the stair between the buildings, the wires, the pipes. It sparked my imagination like no other things do, and I’m not the only one affected by it. :)
money shot from wiki
These little images are from this site
My favorite inside shot.