Part 2 concluded just as I arrived in Hong Kong Central ready to spend my final day exploring. The island itself is very compact which would make it a perfect city to walk around, were it not for the hills! Aside from the small old harbour all most of Hong Kong is built on the side of the peak and it seems that you spend as much time moving upwards or downwards as you do moving along the street.
Thankfully, Hong Kong being Hong Kong, they have a solution to that…
We finished last time with me wandering the streets of Kowloon as the light starts to fade and Hong Kong switches from day in to night. In the day the streets are busy, but everyone is going somewhere. As Night falls they come alive. Market stalls selling everything imaginable appear, bars start overflowing in to the street and impromptu parties begin outside any conveniently located store. At night, the streets become the destination
Through all this I wandered in search of a vantage point and eventually wound up on top of a multi-story car park overlooking the markets and streets below. It’s only from up high that you can get as sense of the scale of it all. Continue reading
If you want to see the world, I can recommend no better way to do it than when someone else is paying. With that in mind, I made arrangements so that after a recent business trip I could stop over in Hong Kong on the way back. It is a city I’ve always dreamed to visit, so the chance was just too good to pass up.
So; 24 hours in one of the worlds greatest cities, just me and my camera with no-where else to be. Perfect, but what first? I was staying on the island but decided that could wait. Kowloon would be my first port of call and what better way to get there than the famous Star Ferry
Once on the main-land it took some time to settle in. Hong Kong is everything you’ve heard and more and the culture shock takes time to pass. The best way I can sum it up is Continue reading
“There’s a profound difference between the simple non-reflex, direct-viewing camera (such as a rangefinder) and a SLR. With a reflex you tend to make the picture in the camera; with the other, you see the picture and then put a frame around it…” – E. Erwitt
Firstly, let me apologise for the lack of posts over the previous month. Travel got in the way and made it pretty much impossible to develop or scan the photos required. On the upside though, it does mean that I now have 6 rolls from China and Hong Kong ready and some exciting shots to share over the coming weeks.
On that subject, I will be changing the method by which I post. I want to spend more time writing about the shoots I carry out, but posting a shot a day does not lend itself to that. Instead, from now until the end of the project, I will be posting once per week with that post containing 7 to 10 shots taken from that week’s roll. Hopefully this will prove a little more interesting and give more opportunities for discussion than what has gone so far.