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Hong Kong in Pictures – My Personal Highlights Collected over the Past Decade

31. October 2018

Hong Kong offers endless photo opportunities. I could spend weeks just walking around and capture what is going on in this bustling mega city. Over the years, I have collected my favourite Hong Kong pictures which I would like to share with you. I am sure they will make you want to come and visit Fragrant Harbour!

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Flat Iron

Hong Kong’s “Flat Iron Building” in Causeway Bay

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Butcher and Mafioso

This picture was not taken in the 1940s but in 2016. It is one of my favourites with the butcher selling his meat produce on the street and the guy in the trench and hat walking by.

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Sai Kung Pier Junk Trip

View of Sai Kung, a seaside village on the mainland’s East part. It is popular for its seafood and junk (boat) trips.

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Chi Lin Nunnery Detail

Details at Chi Lin Nunnery in Kowloon

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Tree Ships China

Trees, ships and skylines

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Shoe Shine

Shoe shine business in Central

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Shirts Floating Restaurant Sai Kung

Colourful shirts welcoming guest at the floating restaurant near Sai Kung (picture courtesy of Magda Hartmann)

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Sheung Wan Mail Box Maker

Mail boxes are made by hand by the owner in this street stall shop in Sheung Wan

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Pink Limousine

After some time, you barely notice the Ferraris, Maseratis and Bentleys anymore. But a pink limousine still stands out.

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Sheung Wan Buildings

Sheung Wan residential buildings

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Standing Out at the Post Office

Literally standing out at the post office (picture courtesy of Magda Hartmann)

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Chi Lin Nunnery Old Meets New

Tradition, nature and modern buildings side by side in Kowloon

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Sai Kung Boys and Boats

Boys and boats in Sai Kung (picture courtesy of Magda Hartmann)

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Floor

In a city like Hong Kong we barely notice the ground because we constantly look up.

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Building Front

The colours of residential buildings in Kowloon

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Sheung Wan Pharmacy Cat

Cats as safeguards of the products sold at the Chinese pharmacies in Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Currency Exchange

Money, money, money

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Nan Lian Garden Old Meets New

Tradition meets modernity – view from Nan Lian Garden towards residential buildings

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Choi Hung Estate Palm Tree

Choi Hung Estate

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Hung Shing Temple Queens Road Wanchai

Hung Shing Temple seems to be squeezed into the buildings in Wan Chai

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Hole in the Wall Cobbler

This shop really is a hole in the wall on Wellington Street

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Lego Houses

I use to call them Lego-houses

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Sheung Wan Chinese Pharmacy

Chinese pharmacies in Sheung Wan selling dried seafood, herbs and some really curious “medicine” which you should discover yourself

My Favourite Hong Kong Pictures Kennedy Town Pink Building

Buildings in Kennedy Town

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Special thanks to Magda Hartmann who allowed me to use her pictures from our trip to Hong Kong in 2011. (Title picture also courtesy of Magda Hartmann)

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2 Comments

  • Reply Dina 10. November 2018 at 9:06

    Beautiful Hong Kong! I’ve only been there on a 24h layover, but there’s so much more to discover and enjoy. What I missed out on most were the perfectly symmetrical, colorful block residential buildings, which you captured perfectly. Can’t wait to go back!

    • Reply Liz 12. November 2018 at 1:10

      Thank you so much, Dina! 24h is really not enough to explore Hong Kong. I hope you can go back soon and see more!

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