Ghadames, Libya Photograph by George Steinmetz Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view.
Sana’a, Yemen. Sana'a is the capital of Yemen. Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than years. Its many-storied tower-houses built of rammed earth (pisé) add to the beauty of the city.
Kowloon Walled City was a former Chinese military fort turned into largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. families used to live in 300 buildings. Kowloon Walled City was completely demolished in April