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Old September 1st, 2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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Hong Kong 2008 Photo Series #14 - August Snapshots

August is a fairly hot month in Hong Kong, but with plenty of sunshine, I had to be out taking photos under the blue skies.

1. The harbour reclamation is continuing at full speed. Soon there'll be a park for office workers to enjoy.

3. Meanwhile, ICC should top out very soon. It doesn't look that tall, but the neighboring buildings are about 80 storeys tall. That part of town is a bit out of scale.

5. Despite continuing progress, some things never change. The cheap HKD $2 trams still run, albeit in different full-body ads. These ones send best wishes to our Olympic athletes.

7. I am eagerly awaiting Stonecutters Bridge's completion and hopefully they'll do a walk-a-thon to celebrate like with the other bridges. The views from there would be awesome.

8. A lot of election campaigning is happening as elections are coming in September.

11. Graffiti is not a common thing to see in Hong Kong, and much of east Asia in fact. Here's a rare corner of Hong Kong with this kind of stuff at such a scale.

15. The Olympic Equestrian events were a major highlight for the month.

17. Meanwhile, expats enjoy the sun and ocean in a quieter part of town.

19. Which one is yours?

23. The middle class live in more modest highrises nearby.

27. A bit dizzying ...

29. An even more modest middle class can put up with added density in this faraway new town. I wonder how they can do it?

33. Yet they're building more ...

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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:25 PM   #2
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Nice pics of Hong Kong
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 04:23 PM   #3
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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Nice shots! Love the stonecutters bridge. It's so tall.
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Old September 7th, 2008, 05:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for showing us this beautiful, impressive city !!
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