A Definition of Beauty
China and 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.
Chai Man Wan, Lantau Wer hätte eine solche Ruhe und Schönheit in einer Megastadt wie Hongkong erwartet? Statt den kürzesten Weg von Central nach Chung Chau zu nehmen, bietet die langsamere Strecke auf einer offenen Fähre von Mai Wo herrliche Ausblicke auf die Küste und oft verborgenen Strände von Lantau.
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.
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.