Aesthetics- Hong Kong

Oh so modern

Concrete jungles oppress me. Physically it feels like an assault – the first time I stepped out onto the streets of Hong Kong and came face to face with her collection of sky scraping towers (after having just left the magical dream that was Shanghai) I actually felt like something was pushing against my chest and I couldn’t breathe. I think that if one has a great job and social life in Hong Kong, then it is probably a happening, electric and dynamic place to live. But to visit and spend time for a few days, it’s one of those places I couldn’t fall in love with very rapidly. Still, she was a photogenic city and here are some of her memorable quirks.

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 I liked the advertising on the tram but it was the first time I encountered such a narrow vehicle. 
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The very British Wyndham Road
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The first sight of the Fragrant Harbour
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Skyscraping suffocation begins
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Her materialism in one photo
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Local cabs at a popular shopping district
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The Jade Market
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The less photographed parts of Hong Kong perhaps..
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Night market near the Jade Market 
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Her impressive skyline from across
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 As we crossed the bridge – she looked uber impressive
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Gotham-ish
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 Vegetarian food at the gardens
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Nan Lian Garden at the Kowloon side – I was desperate to see some green..
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Calm and tranquil as the skyscrapers look on from a safe distance

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A monk selfie..?
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Stanley was romantic and moody – looked best without colour
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More of Stanley’s photogenic moodiness
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View from the ladies room of Cafe Grey of the Upper House Hotel.. 

Final Words

Though we were there only for a few days and I felt a tiny bit disorientated from it all, it was clear that there was a lot to see and do in Hong Kong which we didn’t get to cover satisfactorily. Hope you enjoyed this very brief visual soundbite which probably didn’t do the city the justice it deserves – if we were ever to return and stay longer, will try to rectify that!

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