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Phreaky Essays: Hong Kong - the International Cozmoport

Hong Kong - the starting point of our journey hit our subconsciousness before we've completed our headZ turnaround. I I never soon so many different kinds of people in the same elevator: Hindu, Muslim, Europeans, Asians, pale-skinned, black-skinned, all talking about all the subjects in the world in different languages, sometimes including English :) Just like in the "Fifth element": each floor - another alien (and peaceful) story.

Hong Kong – the starting point of our journey hit our subconsciousness before we’ve completed our headZ turnaround. I I never soon so many different kinds of people in the same elevator: Hindu, Muslim, Europeans, Asians, pale-skinned, black-skinned, all talking about all the subjects in the world in different languages, sometimes including English :) Just like in the “Fifth element”: each floor – another alien (and peaceful) story.

The skyline is another remarkable point noone could missed: those that were here know about the “Symphony of Lights”: the biggest lightshow in the world, where each skyscraper acts as a particular illuminating instrument.

The highest point, however (afaik), is Victoria Peak – you can get there by a special funny diagonal-shaped tram. So grabbed a beer for me and a coffee for my girlfriend and tried some of the fisheyed’ long exposures with my Diana F+ – it got a bit blurry maybe because of a beer or wind – who knows?

The living houses are another story – the higher you are, the cleaner is the air. Some of the houses are really high and very dense, reminding a huge hive. From inside (we have friends there) it is a not-very-big ultramodern appartament with big windows to enjoy the industrial view of cargo barges passing by.

The metro sometimes might appear as even more modern then the city. So fast, clean and comfortable, so it’s simply does not worth to take the bus, unless it is really late :) Continuing the transport-related talks: there is a (longest in the world? :) escalator and it takes around 20 minutes to go through all its segments. The escalator works only in one direction, depending on the hours. The colored small trams were also a cool subject for the double exposures with the super-wide lens :)

And, in conclusion, we were lucky enough to be there on Halloween celebration – a real vertigo for all our senses.

So multicultural, utramodern, neverstopping place – my truly hope is to get there once for more then 8 days – it seems that in Hong Kong there is a place for anyone.

written by breakphreak

4 comments

  1. aldo_mariano

    aldo_mariano

    Hey,
    I went to Hong Kong in the first two weeks of December.
    Hong Kong is an amazing city.
    I used Diana. ^_^

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  2. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    Is that you on the last pic? :)

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  3. stouf

    stouf

    Awesome. Great shots !

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  4. bei-be

    I like the pic that u've taken high up from the peak to the Victoria Habour. =) The shaky image makes it like floating in the universe.
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