Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ShaLoTung (沙螺洞)

This place is full of ironies. Had the villagers remained to farm the land around it, it would have remained a quaint little village.

It is more likely, however, that three-storey 丁屋s would have been built, with access roads cutting through the fresh water wetlands so treasured now. Making it just another Hong Kong style concrete village. Valuable purely as a piece of real estate.

Abandoned, it has been taken over by vegetation, dragonflies, butterflies, ants, and what not - transformed into a treasured nature preserve, unintentionally.

I would not bet on it remaining this way for long - given that this is Hong Kong.

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