Being comprised of a number of islands of varying scale, it will come as no surprise that any individual walking the streets of Hong Kong or in some sort of conveyance will get a glimpse of the harbour, at the very least. Personally, one of my favourite things to do in Hong Kong is to walk down to the harbour which is a 5 minute walk from my accommodation and sit on one of the benches lined across to soak in the beautiful view and perhaps read a book or eat a meal. Here, I can see a number of things such as islands in the distance, alongside identical skyscrapers positioned side by side and bridges connecting a few of these islands. By night, in the distance I see towers and buildings illuminated by their bright yellow lights. The views is paralleled hence why it is one of my favourite activities.
However, something that is notable is the numerous boats that pass by on a daily basis. No matter by which harbour I am stood nor what beach, I will see boats of all colours and sizes pass us by. There is no doubt that Hong Kong imports most things and given its International reputation as well as its close proximity to China, it is unexpected that boats will be arriving and departing to and from Hong Kong on a regular basis. But what is more fascinating is the excessive use of container ports.
There are so many in Hong Kong that it has become a topic of fascination for many artists and photographers.
It was the following article that inspired me to write a blog on this particular topic. The pictures are simply awe inspiring so it’s worth taking the time to read the brief article.