I went to China this week for business. Unfortunately, I did not get much time for picture taking in China. However, I had one extra day today that I spent in Hong Kong. Here are the best pictures from my excursions.
I got to Hong Kong about noon. This is the view out my hotel window:
After getting settled in, I took the ferry over from Kowloon (where I'm staying) to Hong Kong island proper. I wandered the streets, and eventually made my way to the tram that took me to the top of Victoria Peak (this picture was actually taken by a professional; I bought a digital copy):
The glowing tower on the far left is the International Commerce Centre tower - 1588 feet - fifth tallest in the world.
I hung around there long enough for the sun to set over the South China Sea:
...so I could take some pictures from the top of Hong Kong by night:
I made my way back to the ferry, stopping for a few pictures on the way. This is the Legislative Council building with the Bank of China tower (1205 feet to the top of the spires) in the background:
Every night at 8PM, the City of Hong Kong puts on a light show. This video shows the finale:
And here I am, heading back to the hotel. Almost time for bed:
On the way back to the hotel, I strolled along the Avenue of Stars - Hong Kong's version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here is Jackie Chan's star, signature, and handprints:
And, finally, I got back into my room. Same view as first picture, only at night:
Hong Kong has been an amazing experience; I only wish I had more time to explore. Tomorrow: the airport and back toward home!