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Old November 6th, 2011, 04:04 AM   #41
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Thanks Linguine!

Construction never stops in the city. In the foreground a typical elevated highway across the water. The construction takes place on the runway of the old Kai Tak airport. A cruise terminal is being built here.

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A massive tropical storm has just passed leaving this fog over the city.

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Old November 6th, 2011, 05:20 AM   #42
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Old November 6th, 2011, 07:08 AM   #43
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Beautiful city!
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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #44
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These photos are amazing! You are very talented.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:06 PM   #45
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Such magical photos for a such magical city! Amazing work, Ribarca! I'm just here enjoying each one of the pics! I wish to visit HK someday!

P.S. Just out of curiosity: are still many British expats living in the city? What's their profile?
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Old November 7th, 2011, 05:24 AM   #46
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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:28 AM   #47
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Thanks for your comments people.

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Such magical photos for a such magical city! Amazing work, Ribarca! I'm just here enjoying each one of the pics! I wish to visit HK someday!

P.S. Just out of curiosity: are still many British expats living in the city? What's their profile?
Thanks. Hong Kong is one of those places you really have to visit once. Like all the great cities in the world it's very distinctive.

It's not easy to get a work visa in HK even for the British these days. As a result there seem to be less Brits than before. An estimate I read is of 20,000 but it's not clear how many are British Chinese. A lot of them work in finance.

There are also large communities of continental Europeans (e.g. French, Dutch) and Americans in Hong Kong and many Australians as well. There are a lot of Canadians, but my guess is that a lot are (HK) Chinese Canadians who returned from Canada.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 04:10 AM   #48
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ICC caught in a storm.

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Old February 23rd, 2012, 06:10 AM   #49
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A fresh pair of images.

1) A rare lowrise with the more common tower blocks in the bakground.

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2) Space is scarce. Tower flats on the slopes of hills are common.

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3) A rare old building is being restaurated. Bamboo scaffoldings are used even for very tall buildings.

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4) An old neigboorhood with a "skyscraperwall" looming in the background.

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5) A vintage Hong Kong corner building housing a restaurant.

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6) Some vintage 80's architecture so typical for the city. As are the elevated walkways.

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80's mix. by xavibarca, on Flickr


7) The new Central Government offices building at night.


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8) The old roofscape of Hong Kong at night.


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Like your foto's and style very much.
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Old February 24th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #51
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Old February 24th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #52
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OMG!!! I just discovered this thread! Incredible quality pictures. Those skyscrapers in the myst are amazing...
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Old February 25th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #53
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OMG!!! I just discovered this thread! Incredible quality pictures. Those skyscrapers in the myst are amazing...
Thank you Filandon!

The day with the mist was a special one. I was lucky to be on the Peak as those days are so rare.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #54
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marvelous shot...
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Old February 25th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #55
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amazing, stunning, phenomenal etc.
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