Kowloon Walled City. Located in Hong Kong, it was a city within a city. It cut itself off from the world. It was like a hive that was monitored by the Triads. It was riddled with crooks, brothels, the lost, drug addicts, and people that were poorer than poor. There are only few photos of the place and drawing on how it worked before the government destroyed it. It’s a place that inspired movies, videogames and animes.
Despite all the negative things of Kowloon, they had places of healthcare that where ran by unlicensed doctors. They also had fabrication shops, a food market, and schools. Even an indoor temple.
It was a place that gave birth to characters. A place so ran down that you would imagine that it would turn residents into monks, for that it will be one of the ways escaping that place mentally. I guess that’s the beautiful thing about living in the dumps… You can just look up and see the light… Even though light didn’t shine in that place, some individuals ended up making their own light. 🙏✌️
I been a fan of Urbex for awhile now. What I like about Dan Bell’s Quiet Time series is that it captures the solitude of abandoned places. For those who have been to abandoned places, it can really be creepy, disgusting, and dangerous. But outside of all that is pure serenity.
I travel a lot from San Diego to Sacramento. Along the interstate all you see is service stations and motels, some still in service, some long gone and empty. I always wanted to grab a room for a night and check out the surrounding areas. By exploring, you really learn a lot about an area. It’s human nature to explore.
The beginning segment of this video shows an abandoned motel with a carport for each room. I found this very cool. I haven’t seen a motel like this myself, but I heard there are a bunch of these motels (still in service) along Route 66. If I would end up getting a room for a night, I would like to have my car parked in a safe area where I can see and hear it!
I looked up the name Gateway Motel and came across some photos via Abandoned.Earth