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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 30 September 2012

Last night in Hong Kong

This evening I took the Star ferry across to Kowloon peninsula as I wanted to look across Victoria Harbour and see  the lights on the buildings on Hong Kong island.

The Star Ferry is a very cheap way of crossing the Harbour (about 25p). I could have crossed the Harbour on a Chinese junk boat but that's more a tourist boat.



 I arrived there in time  to see the sound and light show more by luck than good judgement. It was not in English but I think the commentary just pointed out the names of the various buildings as they were lit up by laser beams. As most of the buildings have their name emblazoned on the top I probably didn't miss much.






The photos don't do the lights any justice at all. They were quite spectacular especially the way the colours were reflected in the water.  
 
 
 
 
There was also a display of lanterns here with the theme of the Terracotta Army




 

4 comments:

  1. You have packed a lot into your short stay, the light show is a must, it was also interesting to see the lanterns portraying the Terracotta Army.

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  2. The pictures might not be doing the light show any justice, but it still is fantastic to me! Thanks for taking me along to Hong Kong with you! :-)

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  3. It must have looked great with the reflections. I wonder if that was the ferry that just got hit by another ship and lives lost.

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  4. Gorgeous! Once again I love the lanterns at night! :o)

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