City of a Million Lights

Hong Kong is very picturesque at night.

The place is lit up after dark; the many tall buildings with lights clustered together produce a fantastic sight.e5d9a4e5c125a7248992721bfb419a01

Here is a picture post in a local newspaper Mingpao to which credit is due.


The City at Night

People always wonder how you can squeeze more than 7 million people into the tiny place known as Hong Kong.

Here is a night view.

For sure, your eyes are first captured by the many blocks of residential buildings.img_0394

You will also see roads doing a zig zag, pedestrain links connect at a higher level or flyover snaking through  the available space at an upper level.

Also in the picture is a railway depot where rail lines terminate.

It has always been a busy city, even at night time.

It is truly a city of lights!

The Streets and Alleys of Baltic (27)

I will be doing a series on streets and alleys of the Baltic countries.

I have been to all the Baltic capitals which includes visiting of some of the UNESCO Heritage sites like Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn etc.

What I found most interesting are the alleys and the streets which all have their own characteristics.DSC_0010

I am not able to tell you exactly where those alleys and streets are; in my simple mind, they are my memorable parts of the Baltic.

I like the cobblestones, the quaint street, the colored walls on both sides of the alleys, the cafes along or encroached onto the roads, the crude masonry wall facing and last, but not the least, the friendly people.

They leave an undeletable part in my memory!

Weekly Photo Challenge : Vibrant ( City )

Hong Kong must be one of the most vibrant cities.

The waves in the harbor was a bit choppy when I took the photo.DSCF2047A

We have carried out a bit too much land reclamation, narrowing the harbor.

Waves set up by ship wash or wind just got bounced back and forth in the harbor.

Together with the city lights, they form a Vibrant picture.