I may have finally left Hong Kong and be in the middle of trying to settle down to life in Shanghai, but with over 3000 RAW files sitting on my hard drive waiting for editing, we won’t be seeing the end of my Hong Kong photos any time soon.
This is one of the last photos I took in Hong Kong, from up on Lugard Road on The Peak. I’d already been up there plenty of times before but I’d never really had the clear skies and haze-free views that I’d been looking for. This time, however, a couple of weeks before I left, it was as perfect as I could have hoped. If you look closely, just to the right of the ICC on the left-hand side of the picture, you can even see Ma On Shan way off into the distance. I couldn’t have asked for a better evening.
For me, this is the best view in Hong Kong. In fact, I’d challenge anyone to show me a cityscape anywhere in the world that’s better than the one you get from Lugard Road. It sums up perfectly what makes Hong Kong such an amazing and unique place to be: the skyscrapers, the harbour, the mountains, all packed into one dense outcrop at the very foot of China. The whole city is there before you – almost the entire length of Hong Kong Island and the expanse of Kowloon over the water. It reminds me of all those night time runs of mine, up in the hills, looking down on the city below. I’ll be back soon. But for now, at least I’ve got the photos to remind me.