Sunday, 28 November 2010

Law, order and geometry

Police buildings in Hong Kong present a remarkable array of geometrical shapes.
Below is North Point Police Station, a veritable fortress complete with boxy turrets sticking out precariously at funny angles. Perhaps these gun-posts would have been a necessary defence measure during the social unrest in the sixties.

The sixties also seem to have inspired the police post in Kam Tin, if not defensively, then at least aesthetically!
This marvelously retro box perched on a raised platform had no source of natural light that I could see except for the frosted glass door window... but I'd like to think that there's op-art wallpaper and a disco ball inside!

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