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Favela (not technically a 'good thing'). But it depends how you see things.

Favela (not technically a 'good thing'). But it depends how you see things.

Kowloon Walled City inspired Friday Brown / Jungle Life 5 http://fqoto.com/ss2014-057-jungle-life-5.html

Kowloon Walled City. Don’t bother bracing yourself for the apocalypse, its already come and gone.

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

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stoweboyd: “ chroniclesofamber: “ In “Hong Kong Corner Houses,” the internationally renowned German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his visual quest for the overlooked and underappreciated.

274  The mountain village of Masuleh in Iran where houses are built into the mountain side.

The mountain village of Masuleh in Iran. Houses are built into the mountain side. Some families are so poor in Iran that they had to start villages like this.

Cabucu, distrito da cidade de Guarulhos, região norte da Grande São Paulo, no estado de São Paulo, Brasil.

Rio - puxadinhos (MOMA exhibition, uneven growth): extensions of the house that are growing organically

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.

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

India - Sewage flows through Asia's largest slum, Dharavi.

Temple Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong. I shopped here and it was amazing! I wonder what I would have to do to convince Todd to take me back ;-)

Temple Street is a street located in the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is known for its night market and one of the busiest flea markets at night in the territory.

23 de Enero, Caracas, Venezuela de enero” is the name of one of Caracas biggest slums)

Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

Favela in Brazil had the pleasure to tour here and train bjj with the local kids. They were incredible raw power and athleticism.