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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hong Kong skyline

April 2014

Hongkong has the highest number of skyscrapers in world (I always thought it was Newyork, but for now I go with wiki). Most of these building are concentrated in Hongkong island (the other main area is Kowloon peninsula with connects to China by land) against the backdrop of Victoria peak.

Skyline seen from Kowloon peninsula
The skyline is viewed best from “Avenue of stars” across Victoria and from Victoria peak.

Laser show in the night
But Hongkong also suffers from poor visibility and long spells of wet weather making it very difficult to view the skyline. These photographs look stunning (link here) but it is not always clear. I had visited Hongkong few times but always had to struggle with overcast conditions.

2IFC building



But weather was much better when I visited Hongkong last month with my family. It was very clear on the days we visited Avenue of stars.



It turned out hazy on the day we visited Victoria peak but the views were much better than my earlier visit.



View from Victoria peak

8 comments:

Empty Rucksack said...

SKylines leaves me wondering what we are traveling for?

R Niranjan Das said...

Brilliant captures!

Kalpanaa Misra said...

Really enjoyed these amazing shots of the hi rises. Particularly the night photos. There's something so exciting about big cities :)

Aravind GJ said...

Empty Rucksack, Niranjan, Kalpana,
Thanks for your comments.

Sana said...

Very colorful pictures.

Aravind GJ said...

Sahana,
Thanks.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely Night Photography...

Aravind GJ said...

Vineeta,
Thanks!!