Light, durable, flexible

 

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Remember the pile of bamboo scaffolding stacked on that Hong Kong street a couple of days ago?  Well, whilst we were out yesterday, I took a couple of photographs of it being used.  Like cities the world over, Hong Kong is in a constant state of renovation, refurbishment and further development.  Since there’s limited land space available, the main direction for expansion seems to be up – and up and up!  These two tower blocks in the Deep Water Bay area are covered in scaffold and plastic sheeting – and the scaffold is a complex structure of bamboo and nylon cable ties.  Quite an art!

 

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The base of the scaffold isn’t necessarily fixed to anything, but is more likely to be merely standing on a secure surface.

 

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Over busy streets, protective shelves are built out to catch falling debris and prevent if falling on the people underneath.

 

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The scaffolding around this particular building in WanChai was remarkably elaborate and very carefully constructed around the shape of the building.  it was high above a busy marketplace and must have taken some time to complete.

 

One way to make a living?

 

I couldn’t do it.  Could you?

There is some interesting technical information here, together with more photos.

Love it.

A long time ago…