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Old July 13th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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hkskyline's 2009 HONG KONG Photo Collection

Part 1 : I start my Hong Kong 2009 series with a trip to the countryside. There are a lot of smaller villages with lowrises in the New Territories. Ping Shan was recently developed into a historic trail.

1. From the train station, you can see the first sight - an old tower.







4. On the other side of the tracks, the highrise suburb of Tin Shui Wai begins.







7. On this side of the tracks, the buildings are lowrise. Some Hong Kongers get to live in houses!

























19. Unfortunately, many parts of the New Territories have become container lots of truck parking areas due to inadequate government legislation.











24. Inside this complex, you find an old alley that does not seem so inviting.

















32. Beware pedestrians.



33. Here is an old well.



















42. While this is not an ancient village, signs of old tradition remain amidst the newer houses.









46. The Tang clan dominates Ping Shan.



























Part 2 coming soon!
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Old July 14th, 2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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Very very nice. Thanks for sharing your photographs. Regards.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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Part 2 : A mix of Tsim Sha Tsui and both sides of the harbour.















































































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nice photos. makes me feel as if i were there!
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Great photos!!!! I love HK. It´s one of the most interesting cities around the globe. You are a great photographer!!
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Old July 21st, 2009, 08:22 PM   #6
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Part 3 : Western district walk





















































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Great set! What a contrasts.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 05:28 PM   #8
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Great tour...thanks for sharing!
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Old July 28th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #9
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Part 4 - Lau Fau Shan
This is a seafood village at the northern edge of Hong Kong, with Shenzhen visible from the waterfront. While this is one of Hong Kong's more famous places to eat seafood local style, it's not my preferred. Soon you'll see why.

1. A whole array of dried seafood goods are on sale along the main market street.



















10. Oyster-opening exercise



















19. Soon I emerge at the waterfront. A bad smell greeted me, and I'm not surprised. The whole coast was full of oyster shells mixed with some garbage here and there. I can't imagine anyone growing oysters in these waters or eating seafood at all.







22. In the distance, you can see the bridge to Shenzhen.















29. The new town of Tin Shui Wai sits in the distance.





31. More Shenzhen ...











36. A nice photo to end the tour of an otherwise undesirable part of town.



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Part 5 - More Transport

August 16 saw the opening of the West Rail extension, which now links up with the East Rail line. It is possible to go from the Chinese border, looping around Kowloon's tip, and back up towards Tuen Mun.







A new station, Austin, was built. Eventually, express trains will start from here and head to Guangzhou.













Continuing my day, it was time for a tram ride in the summer heat!

























An afternoon snack and drink is much needed in this hot weather!











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