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Hong Kong

A definition of Beauty

Hong Kong in Pictures

 

In 2015/2016 we wrote a book about our favorite city – “111 Places in Hong Kong That You Shouldn’t Miss”. It took ten month of hard, but enjoyable work, of research and interviews, of writing and walking through the city taking photos. Blessed with living in digital times, we ended up with over 7,000 pictures of which only 111 could be used for the travel guide. So, what to do with the remaining 6,889, plus all those little stories, that didn’t find their way into the book? We decided to share them with you, to tell you more about this magnificent city, with its friendly, pragmatic and resourceful people; where, unlike other global cities, you still feel safe; where only a stone’s throw away from busy streets and high-rises you find lonely beaches, country parks and more than 260 islands. A city, where, when compared to Paris or Rome, beauty gets a whole new meaning.

新年快乐

(sān nìhn faai lohk)

We wish you, our valued reader, a very happy New Year 2018. May this year be filled with magic and dreams.

Enjoy!

 

Corner Houses

  Have you ever wondered … why those old corner houses feature round edges? Well, this is the short version of the answer: These houses, most of them built in the 1950s and 1960s, used to have shops on the ground floor and living quarters above.

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Well tended

      Chi Lin Nunnery, Diamond Hill Besides the fantastic monastery, built without even a single nail, the well tended bonsai collection is really worth more than just a look.

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A Chef’s Heaven

Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei   Do you love to cook? Well, I do. Entering Shanghai Street, between Public Square Street (where the temple is) and Waterloo Street, was like stepping in a shimmering cooking equipment heaven.

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Slow Route

Chai Man Wan, Lantau Island Who would expect such realm of peace and beauty in a megacity like Hong Kong? Instead of taking the direct route from Central to Cheung Chau, the slow route in an open air ferry via Mui Wo offers splendid views of the Lantau coast line.

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Happiness is only real when shared

  PMQ, Police Married Quarters, Central Given the many families that lived here during the 1960’s under the same two roofs, children chasing each other cheerfully on the spacious verandahs, women chatting, sewing, doing their laundry and playing mahjong in its shade, their policemen husbands working just around the corner, happiness was indeed real to them.

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