Abandoned House (2)

There are quite a few houses in the rural areas of the New Territories in Hong Kong which are abandoned.

In the last several decades, some people have abandoned their farm houses in response to the rapid urbanization of the city areas –  younger people have gone to the city where they could find jobs more readily.

Others have left to emigrate overseas, leaving their houses unattended.CIMG2454

My first post on abandoned house showed banyan tree roots all over the walls of the house. This one has a lot of vine climbing up the walls. The red timber door and Chinese style tiles remind us of a different era.

Abandoned houses are always intriguing as they pose the question why they were abandoned!