Over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong on multiple occasions, and I have to say, it is easily my favorite big city in Asia (even though I broke my foot there on my first visit!). I think the thing that strikes me most about the city are all the different layers to it.  The tall buildings just seem to walk up the mountains, with only the peaks poking above the city skyline.  I always tell people it makes me think of New York, but built in Hawaii.

On my trip at the end of last year, I decided to try out a different hotel, in a part of town I don’t generally stay in (turns out you can get a harbor view room for less than you can a standard room downtown, and the place had a rooftop area with a pool… which I of course didn’t discover until my second to last day), which meant I got a slightly different view of the city as well.  This grouping of buildings was directly across the harbor from my room, and so this is view I had all week.  After staring at it for a bit, I decided this would be a nice spot to show off all those layers!  My previous shots had focused more on the entire skyline (here, here, and here), rather than just a grouping of the buildings.  I chose to go black and white with it to further accentuate all the lines, rather than have your eyes looking around at the colors.

Speaking of colors, and Hong Kong… next week is going to be a little different.  Just a heads up.  🙂  Till then!

–Dan Thompson

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Harbourfront Landmark Tower 1, 11 Wan Hoi St, Hung Hom, Hong Kong

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