Friday, January 6, 2012

Hong Kong

This is my first swim spot in Hong Kong.  We lucked out with the Crowne Plaza hotel at Causeway Bay.  We're on Hong Kong Island, the most southern part of the city.  As you can see, it's a bit overcast, and we had a bit of light rain.  It's an infinity pool, right up to the edge of the building, on the 28th floor!  In the foreground, you can see the darker pool tiles, actually, the water is about 1/3 meter (1 foot) deep.  The weave you see in front of that is a lounge chair, in the water.  Interesting juxtaposition.

Hong Kong is an amazing place of man daring nature.  As you can see in the background, the city is on steep landscapes, which doesn't seem to hinder the construction of monstrous fancy highrises on the smallest and steepest pieces of land.  It's so dense, and the norm is 40 or 50 stories it seems.

This is Tony getting a picture of turtles in Hong Kong Park.  A beautiful place in the midst of the city.  Below is the aviary in the park, and below that, you can see the aviary in the foreground with all the building behind, in the hills.

A walk-through aviary with huge sky scrapers behind.
Top of aviary, lower left.  So many high rises.
Another biggie.

Evening begins to set in looking over the water.  This is the top floor bar at the Four Seasons, Hong Kong Island.

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