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The Life and Death of an Impossible City Photographing Kowloon Walled City

Sewage flows through Asia's largest slum, Dharavi. Ref pic for Paani

Sewage flows through Asia's largest slum, Dharavi.

Dilapidated: When the White Building was first built in Cambodia's Phnom Peng slum, it was hailed as the pinnacle of modern living - but today is little more than a crumbling ruin, where people fear the next crack could be the one which brings it all crashing to the ground

'White Building' is now slum city in Phnom Penh

The White Building in Cambodia’s Phnom Peng slum was once the pinnacle of modern day living but today it's one of the last monuments to the urbanized poor.

Dhravi Slum, Mumbai, India; Courtesy of Flickr User ToGa Wanderings; Licensed via Creative Commons

Slum Rehabilitation Promise to Mumbai's 20 Million

We must show that we have not forgotten those in Syria. #WithSyria http://chn.ge/1dpvr0l

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

For the last month, photographer Narciso Contreras has been showing the destruction in Aleppo, Syria. Here, people walk past damaged homes during heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces

Close up of Brazilian hillside Favelas, which are a common sight throughout Brazil's major cities, are home to millions of urban poor and rural migrants who leave the countryside seeking jobs. Many of the slums are plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking.

Close up of Brazilian hillside Favelas ~ a common sight throughout Brazil's major cities. Home to millions of urban poor and rural migrants who leave the countryside seeking jobs. Many of the slums are plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking.

Music of My Mind Made Manifest: Kowloon Walled City (Nightmare)

the future in postapocalyptic fiction is usually a combination of elegantly dirty monochrome and soft vintage relics. The reality will be an ugly chaos of discarded plastic and rotting waste. rubbish_inside_kowloon_w_c

One of the great contributions to the richness of Hong Kong’s urban scene were without doubt the caged balconies that lined the elevations not only of the Walled City, but also of many of the city’s other older tenement buildings. Sadly now but a distant memory, since they were classified as illegal structures in the late 1990s and torn down, these practical and otherwise very necessary additions to life in a tiny apartment were a source of constant delight.

One of the great contributions to the richness of Hong Kong’s urban scene were without doubt the caged balconies that lined the elevations not only of the Walled City, but also of many of the city’s other older tenement buildings. Sadly now but a distant

Poverty map of Old Nichol slum, East End of London,  showing Bethnal Green Road, from Charles Booth’s Labour and Life of the  People. Volume 1: East London (London: Macmillan, 1889). The streets  are colored to represent the economic class of the residents.

Poverty map of Old Nichol slum East End of London showing Bethnal Green Road Charles Booth’s Labour & Life of the People 1889 The streets are colored to represent the economic class of the residents

Dharavi Slum, Mumbai, India

This is a picture of the Dharavi Slum in Mumbai. Dharavi is one of the largest slums in the world. There is so much pollution in the water and on land that people are living on top of the houses.

Haunting abandoned buildings of St Louis

Stunning photographs transform bleak St.Louis' landscape of crumbling buildings and abandoned homes into 'slum beautiful' art

There are waste pickers in India who pick up waste materials. These people work…

This is a picture of a Indian slum. The environments we live in have an intense impact on the societies living within them. Socioeconomic status of any type of slum is a low class area, Life in Indian slums is not an easy place to live in.

Kowloon: Over time, both the British and the Chinese governments found the massive, anarchic city to be increasingly intolerable - despite the low reported crime rate in later years

Kowloon Walled City: A rare insight into one of the most densely populated places on earth which housed 50,000 people

Kowloon Walled City - West Side Street, 1989 (by Greg Girard) / alley / sci fi / dark future / cyberpunk / dystopia

DIY Galaxy slime and other super cool DIY slime, silly putty and Gak recipes!!!! So fun!

The 11 Best DIY Slime, Silly Putty and Gak

Night Sky Activities for Preschool: Galaxy Slime - Twodaloo. Very nice to learn more a bout Night Sky Activities.

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