How many years can a mountain exist
before it is washed to the sea?
These are the familiar lyrics from Peter, Paul and Mary’s Blowing in the Wind.
Here are some 3 photos taken by CP, they show buildings in Hong Kong built near to the sea – buildings subject to the natural environment – wind, waves and accelerated corrosion due to the proximity of sea water.
Maybe, tomorrow will come a 1 in 200 years typhoon and waves will shoot up the air, maybe, just maybe . . . . . . .
But right now the people in these coastal houses are enjoying their sea view, enduring the inconvenience of transportation etc.
So, how many years can these buildings exist?
The answer is blowing in the wind, my friend, the answer is blowing in the wind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .