some kind of wonderful
Every city will have something like this. Once a beautiful colonial building now ruined. And this happened in less than 20 years. I used to walk past this when I was a young teen and people still lived there. No roof now. And it's only in the last few years that the Heritage Council came about. It's a pity the council didn't come sooner. However, a row of these have been saved and is now named Asian Heritage Row, a strip of bars and restaurants. The interiors are completely modern but the exteriors have been given a good resurrection. No need to imagine what they used to look like. We see it now.