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- under the Lion Rock -
 
 
 
 


Ferry to Hong Kong.
The "Star" ferries, -an institution -, and a well known scene to all who visit Hong Kong.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)








Of all great cities in the world, Hong Kong is the most beautiful and exiting - - -
(Yes, yes, yes, - I HAVE heard about Rio de Janeiro, and I HAVE been there many, many times, but still, - for me it is just a huge garbage dump full of crooks!  Hong Kong is NOT, - and furthermore I see Hong Kong as a sort of home, which in fact it was for a number of years way back in the seventies!)

On this page I will not submit too many of the standard Hong Kong views that all tourists see, - like the stunning view from Victoria Peak -, but will mainly focus on some of the spots that the average tourists never see.
How many visitors, - for example -, are really fully aware of Hong Kong's great scenic beaty?
In spite of its small size, it is amazing to discover the very big diversity and contrast you can find here - - -
In a remarkable short time you can move from some of the World's most crowded and noisy areas, to absolute tranquility, peace and harmony!
It only takes a short ferry ride or a pleasant hike to reach beautiful and peaceful surroundings, but it feels like being a thousand years away - - -

Also I will submit some special night time shots from the celebrations in connection with the reunification with China.
There will be some other night time shots as well.
And something about mountains and interesting islands, - and people , - - -  and much more!

Please enjoy  my impressions from  HONG KONG - -
 
 


Hong Kong - 1997
 - view from Victoria Peak -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Hong Kong - 1973
Here is another picture from the Peak, - in black & white -, taken way back in 1973.
Please try to compare with the picture from 1997, - and see the BIG difference!
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Hong Kong
- another view from the top towards Wanchai and North Point -
Photographed in 1997.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


A view from another direction, - the Kowloon side.
- a misty look over Tsz Wan Shan apartments, - and Kai Tak Airport in the background -
 
 

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HONG KONG MENU:
 

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Old Hong Kong

- the World of Suzie Wong -

(Exploring the Western District.)

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1973-17-004

 A CHINESE HOME
( My Hong Kong den.)
 
 

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TAI TUNG SHAN

"Sunset Peak"

(Conquering the second highest peak on Lantau Island.)
 
 

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FUNG WONG SHAN

"Lantau Peak"

(Conquering the highest peak on Lantau Island.)
 
 

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 LION ROCK  and  AMAH ROCK -
(On the trails of Lion Rock Country Park - )
 
 

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 "A HUNDRED DAYS OF WONDERS"
(Pictures from Hong Kong's reunification with China!)
 
 

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Hong Kong By Night
 
 
 

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General Hong Kong Pictures
 
 


1977-01-096
Ferry to Hong Kong
(Photography by Karsten Petersen )
 

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Medical Street Show
 


1973-16-078
(Photography Karsten Petersen)
 

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Note:
The pictures in the menu below will be improved at the earliest possible convenience, when bigger and better pictures will be introduced - -
Meanwhile, - sorry for the rather poor quality at the moment.
 Karsten Petersen, - Oct.04.2007
 

HONG  KONG ARCHITECTURE
 

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TAI O
( A traditional Tanka fishing village,- and a smuggler tale- )

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THE PEAK
( A trip around Victoria Peak during the rainy season - )

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STREET LIFE
 

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 HONG KONG TEMPLES
 

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See also:  Junk Harbour Hong Kong
 

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