Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Pillar of the (beach) community


It's beach season. If you want to feel safe whilst swimming, you cannot avoid the stiletto heel of HK government architecture: the elevated lifeguard hut. Aesthetic (as far as a man-made public safety structure can be, that is), yet precarious.

Upper Cheung Sha

Still, it's nice to know that there's a dedicated watchtower for sharks and other disruptions to paddling paradise.

Silverstrand beach

Even if this does mean that swimmers are lorded over by a bored, tanned attendant with a megaphone who lets off the occasional Cantonese rant if a swimmer strays outside of the designated swimming area. If you get eaten by a shark on the other side of that yellow floating line, tough luck buddy, we did warn you.

More quirky government structures.

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