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HK Day1: architecture

I had the opportunity recently to make my maiden trip to Hong Kong. I remember the scenes from Bruce Lee movies and I had a mental impression of how the architecture of Hong Kong would be. Arriving at HKU area, I was at first somewhat surprised to see the modern architecture (contemporary if one comes over from Singapore). But it was only after I settled in and got to travel around a bit that I could see a mix of new and the older ones. Hong Kong is reputed to be the city in the world with the most number of skyscrapers exceeding 150m.

HK Day1: architecture

I had the opportunity recently to make my maiden trip to Hong Kong. I remember the scenes from Bruce Lee movies and I had a mental impression of how the architecture of Hong Kong would be. Arriving at HKU area, I was at first somewhat surprised to see the modern architecture (contemporary if one comes over from Singapore). But it was only after I settled in and got to travel around a bit that I could see a mix of new and the older ones. Hong Kong is reputed to be the city in the world with the most number of skyscrapers exceeding 150m.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Oct 2017, 00:41
Great shot that shows off HK well, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Ray.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Oct 2017, 04:22
Hou, ça donne le vertige !
Ayush Basu: I did come close to it, Martine! smile
Oh wow!!!! What a great view!!!
Ayush Basu: It really is something, isn't it, Elizabeth?
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 10 Oct 2017, 06:57
This is going to be an interesting experience Ayush, space must be so much at a premium
Ayush Basu: One of the places that I stayed had a washroom carved out of a bedroom, Chris. Bed to washbasin in two steps, I am not making this up!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Oct 2017, 07:34
This is a terrific view Ayush, as soon as your photograph popped up I felt as if I was falling into it.
Ayush Basu: Now that you said that, I am experiencing that falling vision myself, Chad.
Cracking picture Ayush. A friend of mine lived there for a couple of years when he was working around SE Asia
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Bill. Even now there are many expatriates to be seen.
It must feel very claustrophobic walking about among those skyscrapers.
Ayush Basu: Before I landed in HK, my question was how much of sunlight would be available on the ground level at the base of the buildings, but then it was cloudy for the greater part of my short stay there, Brian.
This makes me wonder where you were for this photo - in a skyscraper of in an airplane.
Ayush Basu: I was at level 28 of a building, Mary. It would be fascinating and perhaps scary if an airline pilot could handle such clearances from building tops.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Oct 2017, 06:51
Fabulous; what a great view. I like the divergence you've kept in. I assume that before Hong Kong became part of China land space was at a premium.
Ayush Basu: Good point, Alan. I thought it would be a pity to loose some info from the edges of the wide view. Land is still at a premium, but there are also open, green spaces, much more than my expectation.
It's mind-boggling to see it like this, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Yes, I agree. In this view, you really do not see much greenery or nature, Ginnie. Can you imagine the few thousands of individuals all living up there?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Oct 2017, 08:04
Now this is what I call ' a room with a view'. Man alive if you live ere you should not be afraid of heights.... fabulous shot.
Ayush Basu: This was at a rooftop, Astrid. I do have some fear of heights but only if I look vertically down (for instance, a cable car or a chair lift). Thank you very much and have a good time over the pond.
Wouah....impressionnant !!mais j'adore !
Ayush Basu: Merci, Claudine.
I have not been to HK yet.
Maybe one day smile
Ayush Basu: I suppose you will, LCgrin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Oct 2017, 09:09
What a view and it makes a great picture.
Ayush Basu: I am just imagining the few thousands of individuals all living up there, Louis.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 11 Oct 2017, 13:36
amazing shot!! funny you should mention Bruce Lee... his story was on Netflix and i watched it all the way thru... and every time there was a scene transition, it was a city shot like this....
Ayush Basu: I think I would like that piece on Bruce Lee. I did not know much about Hong Kong except that it is a former British colony and the few flashes of those movie scenes!
this is some point of view on all of those sky scrapers Ayush... i like to see the harbour as well....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Just imagine all those people living here. I have an assortment of images that will follow over the coming posts, Peter.
It's a long time since I visited HK - before the hand-over in fact, but I remember it still.
Ayush Basu: I suppose HK made a strong impression on you then, Tom.
A very good collection of architectural styles...
Ayush Basu: I did imagine you would find interest there, Larry.
That is a really nice angle to shoot.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you approve, Michael.
I've heard about the density of skyscrapers in Hong Kong, this shot demonstrates it well.
Ayush Basu: The wide angle seemed to work well in this situation.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 14 Oct 2017, 02:37
Amazing series. I have HK on my bucket list!
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Bonnie. I hope then I can show you a preview.

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