This short was taken from atop Victoria Peak (typical tourist shot for
which I do not apologize). We were lucky because it was not an overcast
day. Since I had been there last, an entirely new approach to the Peak
had been built. There were stores, escalators, and a new viewing spot.
Looking toward the parks atop Victoria Peak. There are quite a few open
spaces on Hong Kong Island, surprisingly. There are cable cars in Ocean
Park going up and down the mountain. When Hong Kong was first founded,
there were no trees and precious little soil, so the Brits imported
that. Now, trees grow all along the hillsides. Hong Kong also has no
water, so is supplied from Mainland China. Once, a little bit ago,
China decided to show its muscle and cut off the supply. Not a happy
day for Hong Kong!
View of the viewing spot.
I simply fell in love with the "scenic vistas" up there. The buildings
across the harbor are in Kowloon, where we stayed. I prefer to stay
over there as opposed to in Hong Kong because 1) more shopping! 2) less
expensive restaurants 3) more shopping!