Hong Kong Pastel Houses
When most people think about Hong Kong, first thing that comes to mind is its beautiful skyline and architecture. However, it’s an understatement to say that the city’s residential landscape live up to the few blocks around the waterfront. Most houses are either older “Tong Lau” walk-up buildings or newly built mega high-rises complexes. Most Tong Lau’s has been left grey and gloomy without any renovation for half a century, and the high-rises all look the same without any personality. Saying that, there are bits and pieces of Hong Kong like Sheung Wan and Start Street in Queens Road East that has a real cozy neighbourhood feel to it with painted low-rise buildings and outdoor patios. While strolling around recently, I have seen a lot of the buildings being painted in cute pastel shades like pink, mauve, peach and mint, right inline with Summer ’13 Mood.