Dan, who loves urban exploration and photography, discovers an abandoned Hakka mansion in the New Territories. The mansion has a history of over 80 years and is rated as a Grade 3 historical building. It is a two-storey building blending Chinese and Western styles, with round stone pillars, carved stone walls, wooden gate firs, and carved fences around the central lightwell on the upper floor.
A revitalisation plan was confirmed at the end of 2019. The plan intends to retain its Hakka architectural characteristics, and to restore it with reference to the original architectural design, combining Chinese and Western design styles, and lease it to social enterprises afterwards.
This article aims at the introduction of the story and history behind the abandoned places, and urban exploration is based on the principle of “not revealing the location” and “not destroying anything”.
楊必興 P H Yang
楊必興屢獲殊榮，在美國三藩市，首都華盛頓，北京和香港曾舉辦十多場個人攝影展，包括香港 PMQ 之開幕攝影展。作品經常在國際媒體的首頁刋登 - 包括 CNN，CrowdSpark（前Newzulu，Citizenside）和Demotix；三藩市紀事報；Hong Kong Free Press；香港 01；香港信報月刊；明報；蘋果日報；TVB 等。
他的作品授權 Lonely Planet 旅遊指南和港龍航空機上雜誌《絲路》刊登。
After decades working as an IT professional in senior technical and management positions with multinationals such as IBM, HP and HSBC, P H Yang changed tack and chose to pursue his life-long passion in photography.
Award-winning photographer Yang is an exhibited and published artist in North America and Asia. His work is frequently featured on the front page of international media – CNN; CrowdSpark (formerly Newzulu, Citizenside) and Demotix; San Francisco Chronicle; Hong Kong Free Press; Hong Kong 01; Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly; Ming Pao; Apple Daily; TVB...
His work is licensed by Lonely Planet travel guides and Dragonair's in-flight magazine Silkroad.
Yang has held over 10 solo exhibitions in San Francisco, Washington DC, Beijing and Hong Kong including PMQ's opening photo exhibition.
Yang won the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize in 2015.
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