Today is my last day in India. I leave on a flight this evening from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hong Kong. It – Hong Kong – is one of the world’s great urban centres, a fusion of old & new, rich & poor and where East meets West. It’s also extremely photogenic – the bustling, claustrophobic streets, markets, temples & crumbling tenement blocks of scruffy Kowloon, the skyscrapers & modernity of Central on Honk Kong Island & the beaches & coastal walks of the many outlying islands. Add to the mix the blue-ribbon views from Victoria Peak on Honk Kong Island & the startling Central skyline from across Victoria harbour in Kowloon & you’ve got quite the package.
I’m not too sure how long I’ll be staying, or even if I’ll get back to Macau this time around (it all depends on how long it takes to get the Chinese visa), but ahead of my arrival on day 226 of the trip here are some of my favourite Hong Kong images to date, captured on my previous two visits in the summers of 2004 & 2005 (that long ago!). Admittedly I don’t have many & their quality is somewhat lacking (they were taken at a time well before I developed my present photography dependency & with nothing more than a 4mp point-and-shoot) but I plan on working on that in the coming days.
Link – dMb Travel
I’m presently on the move, photo blogging as I go. You can keep up to date with my present whereabouts & see where I’ve posted from to date by visiting the dedicated travel page of my blog where I chronicle the trip.