Up, up, and away! The Central Mid-levels of Hong Kong
I think it’s time for the last of the Hong Kong posts! It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since I was there, and I’m not sure why it took me so long to get my act together. I think it’s a combination of being busy with so many other things, now that I’m back home, and perhaps I’m just not ready to let go of such an amazing world trip! In any case, I’ll be posting the last of the trip photos this week, and then it’ll be posts about my life, Stateside!
I didn’t know much about Hong Kong prior to my trip, especially since it was a last minute add-on, but the one thing I was really looking forward to was seeing the outdoor escalators. This might not sound very exciting, but the Central Mid-levels escalators are the world’s longest, covered escalator system. Spanning 800m in length, and 135m in height, it’s quite a sight to see! The escalators, opened in 1993, alleviates the unique transportation issues posed by such a steep mountainous terrain, and has over 55,000 passengers per day.
The elevated walkways were often connected with areas showcasing art, design, and function. Such a great idea, like an urban oasis of sorts!
The escalators! So cool!!! I wonder what it would be like if we had these in Manhattan…
Helpful street markings, in multiple languages, no less!
Lots of people, and lots of shops. Including the omnipresent 7/11!I love market photos…
Window shopping in the Hollywood neighborhood. Lots of trendy fashions.
Last, but not least, one of my favorite shots. This blue window caught my attention because it was just so unexpected, in an otherwise modern city! The color and the shabby-chicness of it really stood out amongst the mostly grey and sleek looking buildings surrounding it.
I like street scenes.
Glad you enjoyed! There are plenty of them to see in HK 🙂
In this first picture, that street of Hong Kong looks like exactly like New York.
To be honest, I don’t quite see it, but that’s just my opinion… maybe I’m biased after years of living in NYC 😉
Here’s what I’m thinking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Madison_Ave_NYC_looking_nor.jpg
Fair enough… thanks for sharing!