A picture is worth a thousand words. The following Hong Kong pictures were taken by Josh Aggars when he was in Hong Kong. You can sense Hong Kong through his camera.
What the Pictures are about:
- Hong Kong by limaoscarjuliet
- Temple Street Market, 8.30pm (1 hour after touchdown)
- Peak Tower at Victoria Peak
- Panorama of Hong Kong Island
- Hong Kong by Georgio
- Hong Kong Trams
- Star Ferry to Kowloon / Mainland China
- Star Ferry Terminal Hong Kong
- Downtown Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Cultural Centre
- Floats from Chinese New Year Celebrations
- Old Hullett House Bar
- Hullett House Hong Kong
- Happy Valley Racecourse
- Man Mo Buddhist Temple of Hong Kong
Now, here is Josh's Hong Kong:
Josh Aggars of flip flops city shares his experience and photos trying to navigate his way around the wonders of Hong Kong.
Full of street food restaurants and market stalls. I arrived to Hong Kong, China groggy and tired after a 13 hour flight and had a wander around. The area was packed full of natives and backpackers all eating and drinking. It was your typical bustling market atmosphere with Chinese and western music pumping out in equal measure. I wanted to stay but my bed was calling, any bed in fact, even a curb stone would do.
I bought an Octopus Card for 5 day travel around the city – Metro, buses, ferries and trams – and retired to bed exhausted but full of anticipation at the road ahead.
Day 1: On my first morning I set off for the Peak Tower at Victoria Peak and caught the Peak Tram up to the top (notice an imaginative naming theme anywhere?). From here I was able to see a full panorama of Hong Kong Island looking across to Kowloon through the haze.
In the foreground are the Hong Kong Island skyscrapers. Across the bay is Kowloon / Mainland China.
I came down from the peak by bus and captured these images of residential towers. As a fellow traveller remarked, “You don’t see a house anywhere.”
When we got to the bottom I caught one of the original old local trams to the Star Ferry Terminal.
While looking back to Hong Kong Island from the Star Ferry Terminal, the nice haze/pollution is clearly visible.
The skate-rampesque Hong Kong Cultural Centre is home to some of the best views of Hong Kong from the elevated promenade and observation gallery and stands on reclaimed land.
The floats from the Chinese new year celebrations which had just taken place.
The Old Hullett House bar, part of old colonial Hong Kong, is the former Marine Police HQ and one of the four oldest surviving government buildings. Clearly some things never go out of fashion as they still make a superb gin and tonic.
Day 2: The next day I took a tram to Happy Valley which is a lush park area with bowls, football, cricket and rugby all being played with the Hong Kong horse racing course around the perimeter. A green oasis in a concrete jungle.
After exploring Cat Street Flea Market, I went onto a Buddhist temple “Man Mo” dedicated to the Gods of Literature and War and lit candles and joss-sticks.
A heady smell of incense wafts round from the giant spiraling coils of incense hanging from the ceiling that are constantly burning.
Click here to see Josh's Hong Kong Pictures part 2. The following are what his pictures are about:
- Sunday Stroll Through Hong Kong
- Raised Walkways in Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Buildings
- St. Johns Cathedral of Hong Kong Island
- Hong Kong Park by DoNotLick
- Bali Mynah Bird
- Turtles Sunbathing in Hong Kong Park
- Celebrations of Hong Kong Island
- Mandarin Hotel Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Lightshow
- Po Lin Monastery
- Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) of Hong Kong Island
- Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Journey
- Hong Kong at Night
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