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.









Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Copyright © shoebox-living.com, 2013. All Rights Reserved.
%d bloggers like this: