Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Old City Homes 旧城院 ...


Old City Homes
旧城院 ...



I heard that this part of the city is going to be re-built for high-end luxurious
condominiums which cost 15 to 20 times more then our house ...



I bet owners of these Old City Homes are smiling in their sleep
as the promises from the developers to buy their land must be very attractive ...




I also believe that no one cares or want to remember these "Ugly" Old City Homes ...
as most people only see them as a site for soar eyes ...




Even when I was photographing them with my tripod,
passers-by looked at me with an indifferent eye as if what beauty do I see
in them to be photographed, some even asked me why and what I was doing ...



I guess you know why I am here ...
as I came here this week to capture the last glimpse
of "charm" of these Old City Homes before there are gone forever ...

All Shots are done with Nikon D90 using 18-105mm lens with
3 exposure -1 to +1 HDR processed using Photomatix ...
Photos shot under RAW format ...

24 comments:

Laura.M said...

Son unas imágenes preciosas Wong...Parecen postales antiguas. Es una pena que desaparezcan.
Has hecho bien, para recordar luego.
Saludos.Laura

veredit said...

Oh, Wong!! This are absoluteley wonderful pictures - all the charm of these old buildings show in a wonderful way. It is a pity that they should disappear. It is a World Heritage Site and should be preserved! Thank you for this fantastic review!

SKIZO said...

Wonderful
shots
thank
you

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant photos Wong.

Lasse said...

Charmingly beautiful! Is it true they must disappear ? If so it´s a pity.

Nurr Kasih said...

wow wonderful HDR Mr.Wong. Minta ajar ni. 3 exposure mean ambil 3 gambar berlainan exposure ye?

pharaonx said...

very good hdr.

Mama-Bug said...

They may be just old buildings but there is still much beauty and character in them.

Andras said...

The old houses are beautiful!Love this photos!!!

alterdom said...

Wonderful mastery of the lean angle and framing!
Best wishes to you, Wong!

Eyeliquor said...

Wonderful Wong!
I like the grey and charcoal colors!

Joanne said...

How I understand you, these are lovely shots, keep them safe as these places are doomed all over the world, unfortunately, we will need to have reminders of what they looked like.

JM said...

Love those signs of the time and the contrast to the red roofs. Wonderful compositions!

Martina Cardemyr said...

Beautiful pictures!

Minusca said...

Wonderful captures!
Great work, well done.
Have a nice night, minu

ruma said...

The history sense has an atmosphere settled down.
The colors that oozed out seem to be profound.

Thank you.
ruma

Two Tigers said...

Such beautiful old structures, full of history and character and lovely to look at! So sad to think they will be destroyed, and take with them a different standard for the sorts of places we choose to live in!

Jorge Muñoz said...

uhhh!; the sort of thing that I would have loved to photograph. Beautiful composition, structural motifs and textures, Wong. Nothing like the flavor of the old town.

Wout said...

Best wishes for the new year.
What a great pictures!
Greetings, Wout"

MIMOSA said...

It's a shame they disappear because they are beautiful and full of history.
Kisses

Amanda said...

What stunning images! So sad to think of such old beauty being erased!!!

Randy said...

How awful that they are going to demolish these beautiful buildings. Nothing could possibly compare to the charm they have now. Wonderful photographs.

Faaein Himura said...

wonderful building..

akan jadi menarik.. bila bangunan ni dapat dicat semula.

design bangunan lama memang menarik..

nice shoot my friend.. =]

BERMAXO said...

Muy buenas capturas y muy interesante tu report de casas viejas saludos