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Hong Kong Central Architecture

22 April 2019

Along the waterfront

Since I was last in Hong Kong, the island side of the waterfront has been completely redeveloped. Impressively so.
First of all, the light was perfect, so tonights photos (actually late afternoon) are actually decent. What a difference the light makes!
Next up, the subject matter, and it was excellent, nice water, nice sky, nice buildings, parks, ferris wheels, hills, all the stuff people that dont take photos of people take photos of.

I walked all the way past our old friend, Sun Yat-sen, past the ferry terminals, past a new events area, past the new government buildings, past the convention centre. Basically past everything.
This brought me back to Causeway bay, but since I was there last night I took a 180 degree turn back to Wan Chai, and quickly fled from there when I go to all the expat / backpacker bars. It seems many white people living in Hong Kong got the day off today to recover from the anniversary of the crucifixion and ressurection, to celebrate they were linking arms around each others shoulder for unison vomiting in the streets while yelling ENNNGGGLLAANNNDD!!!

Hong Kong-Central-Architecture - Here is the Sun Yat-sen memorial park. Not a mausoleum. You might notice that it is filled with largely non Asian families. The Asians are inside the

Here is the Sun Yat-sen memorial park. Not a mausoleum. You might notice that it is filled with largely non Asian families. The Asians are inside the tents avoiding the sun at all costs.


Hong Kong-Central-Architecture - Some ocean, with the sun, at sunset. So oceany, so sunny.

Some ocean, with the sun, at sunset. So oceany, so sunny.


Hong Kong-Central-Architecture - There is Kowloon as seen from Hong Kong. Kowloon is part of Hong Kong, its where I was last week, but it is physically attached to the mainland. It is

There is Kowloon as seen from Hong Kong. Kowloon is part of Hong Kong, its where I was last week, but it is physically attached to the mainland. It is the biggest part of Hong Kong. Hong Kong island upon which I am standing to take this photo, is also part of Hong Kong, but is an island. It is the smaller half of Hong Kong (not including the many other islands). Ok?


Hong Kong-Central-Architecture - Here is central, as seen from the coast of Hong Kong island near central, and as you can see, a fountain! I was quite pleased with this shot.

Here is central, as seen from the coast of Hong Kong island near central, and as you can see, a fountain! I was quite pleased with this shot.


Hong Kong-Central-Architecture - Behold, a ferris wheel. This one was celebrating 100 years of something? I believe this is all newly reclaimed land, actually I think I have a photo f

Behold, a ferris wheel. This one was celebrating 100 years of something? I believe this is all newly reclaimed land, actually I think I have a photo from when I was last here when it was a giant hole.


Hong Kong-Central-Architecture - Looking down the harbour. These are not actually wharves used by ships anymore, just spots to take photos from attached to a new outdoor events and co

Looking down the harbour. These are not actually wharves used by ships anymore, just spots to take photos from attached to a new outdoor events and concert area. Giving up this much land in Hong Kong for public space seems unusual!


Hong Kong-Central-Architecture - Have another photo of the ferris wheel.... and a big building. I photographed that building each time I came to Hong Kong.

Have another photo of the ferris wheel.... and a big building. I photographed that building each time I came to Hong Kong.


Hong Kong-Central-Architecture - OK, none of this was here on my lat visit. The signs suggest it is all government offices, and a huge public lawn. It looks very impressive. I am sure

OK, none of this was here on my lat visit. The signs suggest it is all government offices, and a huge public lawn. It looks very impressive. I am sure it was a giant mud pit last time.


Hong Kong-Central-Architecture - As I wrote above, I felt as though I needed to flee Wan Chai due to too many idiots, so I caught the subway back to my hotel. For dinner I remembered

As I wrote above, I felt as though I needed to flee Wan Chai due to too many idiots, so I caught the subway back to my hotel. For dinner I remembered when selecting my hotel, reviewers raving about the noodle bar over the road, so I went there. It does indeed have many newspaper clipppings on the window, and even the same tripadvisor review of the hotel I read that mentions the restaurant. Confused? Anyway, I ordered the main thing, wonton noodle soup. A small old man was making the wontons. It was nice I guess! Quite plain, very small serve. So small that I had an ice cream afterwards.


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