Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Hong Kong at Night

     When I first moved to Hong Kong, I was overwhelmed. By the culture shock, by the crammed streets, by the language foreign to my ears, and by the vast, towering skyscrapers dominating the skyline. Honestly, I thought most of them were pretty ugly. I grew up in the country, and although I was never the outdoorsy type, and have adapted pretty well to city life, I still much prefer to see open landscapes and natural scenery out my windows. However, after about 9 months now, I've gotten used to Hong Kong's city scenery (there's plenty of nature here too though!), and have begun to find some beauty in it. When you start to look at the skyscrapers, the Central ones in particular, you can see all their unique architecture, with an array of different designs on display. And they are never more spectacular at night, when they light up the harbour-front, creating an almost magical effect, of colour and light and design. Usually, when I'm in Central at night, I don't have my good camera with me, so I made a point of going with it last week, to spend a couple of hours slowly walking from Wan Chai to Central, going up and down various streets, to capture the city at night.

Central skyscrapers at night, Hong Kong


Streets of Wan Chai at night, Hong Kong

China Resources Building, Wan Chai at night, Hong Kong

Lockhart Road - Busy streets of Wan Chai at night, Hong Kong

28 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Street art in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Pacific Place at night, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Pacific Place at night, Admiralty, Hong Kong

IFC and Central at night at Connaught Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong

View of Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, at night, from Tamar Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong

Central Piers and Observation Wheel at night, Hong Kong

Central skyscrapers - Bank of China, Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Building, AIA Central - at night, Hong Kong

IFC and Hong Kong Club Building at night, Central, Hong Kong

Bank of China building at night, Central, Hong Kong

Central at night, Hong Kong

Bank of China building and Cheung Kong Center at night, Central, Hong Kong

Former Legislative Council Building at night, Central, Hong Kong

HSBC Building at night, Central, Hong Kong

Neon restaurant sign at night in Central, Hong Kong

Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) at night, Central, Hong Kong

Lan Kwai Fong street sign, Central, Hong Kong

View down to Lan Kwai Fong (LKF), Central, Hong Kong

Orange steps next to The Centrium, above LKF, Central, Hong Kong

Pottinger Street at night, Central, Hong Kong

Crossroads of Hollywood Road and Lyndhurst Terrace at night, with taxis, Central, Hong Kong

Soho (Shelley Street with Mid-Levels Escalator) at night, Central, Hong Kong

Street art on Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Streets of Central at night, Hong Kong

The Center at night, Central, Hong Kong

Street art on Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong

Central at night, Hong Kong

Jardine House at night, Central, Hong Kong

Central & Admiralty skyscrapers at night, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Observation Wheel at night

Central Piers buildings at night, Hong Kong

IFC at night, Central, Hong Kong

View of Star Ferry and ICC across Victoria Harbour at night, Hong Kong

ICC at night, Kowloon, Hong Kong

View of Central Piers and skyscrapers at night, from Star Ferry boat, Hong Kong

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