The awe-inspiring Hong Kong skyline is the most exhilarating feature that makes this city so different than any other place I have been to. Over the years I have taken, and lost, many photos which is one of the reasons why I started my blog. Hong Kong has many amazing faces but here are my top six Hong Kong skyline photos.
November, 2015 – (above) facing away from the Happy Valley Racecourse looms a wall of high-rise residential buildings forming a fearsome skyline. Happy Valley was formerly known as Wong Nai Chung Valley, where the Wong Nai Chung is a river collecting waters from the Wong Nai Chung Gap and surrounding area. The river provided water for the rice paddies until the construction of Happy Valley Racecourse in 1846.
June 2013 – Four highways on Connaught Road West in Sai Ying Pun converge into one single motorway, the Sai Sing Road. If you continue to the right you will find the Western Wholesale Food Market. Almost 50 percent of anything you eat in Hong Kong has probably passed by this market. With 512 food, fish, and vegetables stalls it is worth a visit.
September 2012 – This photo was taken from the bridge crossing Cotton Tree Drive from Central towards Hong Kong Park in Admiralty. On the far right side is the Bank of China Tower designed by American architect IM Pei. The highest point is at 288 meters and has two masts reaching the maximum height of 367 meters. The tower was built in 1989 and was the tallest building in Asia until 1992, and was also the first building outside the United States over 305 meters. Citibank Plaza is standing next to it and is one of the largest office buildings in Hong Kong with a capacity for 10,000 office workers. On the left side is the Murray Building. Completed in 1969 this 27-storey was the tallest government building at the time. Hong Kong isn’t a place know for its energy efficiency but the Murray Building’s windows were designed in an angle to avoid intrusion of excessive direct sunlight. This design won the Certificate of Merit of the Energy Efficient Building Award in 1994.
November 2011 – This is the Beverly Commercial Centre Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui. If you look up at the end of Observatory Road you will see this incredible wall of windows and air conditioners.
July 2011 – The best Hong Kong skyline view is from the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront. The promenade stretches from the colonial-era Clock Tower next to the Star Ferry pier all the way to Hung Hom. Walk along the Victoria Harbour and you will pass the Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Space Museum and Hong Kong Museum of Art.
September 2010 – At the end of Robinson Road, where it joins with Garden Road near Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, offers an unusual perspective of Mid-Levels. When you walk under the highway the road above seems to bend like a roller coaster straight into the sky.
June 2010 – The Hermitage Tower on Hoi Ting Road in Tai Kok Tsui is a residential complex next to the Olympian City. It packs almost 1000 units and has a huge shopping mall of 800,000 square feet of retail space with more than 250 shops and 40 restaurants.