Travel to Hong Kong
• Travel to Hong Kong
The British captured Hong Kong in the 19th century during the Opium Wars. Only in the late 20th century, China has received the sovereignty over the territory, but according to the agreement, the city for 50 years have given a wide autonomy. Full infusion part of China will take place in 2047, and now Hong Kong - it is almost a full-fledged state with its laws, its currency, its police, and so on..
I do not know why, but I well remember, as a child, back in 1997, I was watching the evening news, which reported on the release of Hong Kong by the British authorities.
areas-neighborhoods, residential areas.
It is a peninsula of Kowloon, Nathan Road street on which we lived.
Some people think that Hong Kong consists only of modern glass skyscrapers, but it is not. Two-thirds of Hong Kong live in huts usual 30 - 50 years of construction, the flats in them quite tiny. In each window necessarily inserted air conditioning.
In Hong Kong, very beautiful above-ground crossings gallery - easy elegant design, often decorated with flowers on the sides.
Transitions galleries are all very long and are not so much to go across the road, but for the unloading of sidewalks on the ground. In many places, passages branch out in different directions.
In the transitions can get from one house to the other, while passing kilometer from quarter to quarter, going down to the ground. In some buildings, you can go down several escalators to the ground floor, where you find yourself at a subway station. It is difficult not to get lost in this huge multi-level maze.
In order to raise the transition to use escalators to descend - the stairs. Very well arranged infrastructure for pensioners and disabled people - everywhere tactile tiles, neat ramps, lifts and lifts for wheelchairs.
Famous Hong Kong Tramways. Here, the world's only tram system using only dabldekery (double-decker cars).
The first line began to work in 1904. Now most of the trams around the age of sixty years. Their carefully restored, and cars late years of release are the same old design. All trams outside plastered with advertising, but this does not spoil them.
Double-decker buses - the first thing that we saw at the exit of the airport and the first thing on which a ride. All buses are worn with a crazy speed, deftly maneuvering on the roads. It seems to me that the drivers pass a course of extreme driving.
The two-storey transport is very cool to climb to the second floor, to sit in the front row at the windshield and riding, as seen from above on the sides. It turns out a wonderful tour of the city.
All taxis in Hong Kong - only Toyota Crown.
Neighborhood Central. Here is the most expensive in the world of real estate, the cost per square meter is 70 thousand. USD. Count how many flats in your town to sell, to buy here at least a room.
In Hong Kong, an excellent transport infrastructure. Everywhere there are high-speed freeways, good isolation and almost no traffic jams. Since the city is located on several islands, there are many tunnels and bridges.
For the unloading of road transport built overpass. Obtained double-decker street.
Car overpass passes through the house.
Central Post Office.
In the e-mail can also be accessed not only from the street, but also from the overpass. Postcard reached Abakan 18 days.
Main EpplStor in Hong Kong hanging above the street, it was built between two huge skyscrapers.
View "apple" store.
In the town excellent parks, gardens and areas for recreation. While in ordinary neighborhoods between skyscrapers are not all entirely poured concrete, and be sure to take care of the landscaping.
Most of all we loved to walk in the district of Mong Kok between metro stations Jordan and Sham Sui Po. There is much more interesting than in the Central area with its faceless glass skyscrapers.
Below all buildings are recessed so that the upper floors overhang sidewalks, allowing a walk in the rain without an umbrella. On the first floor there are shops, shops, cafes and other eateries. The neighborhood can be a surprise - a shop selling tires, and nearby vegetable shop, electronics or laundry, shoe repair shop or restaurant.
Advertising jungle. Such beautiful picturesque streets in Hong Kong, thousands walk along them can be infinite.
The case where a large amount of advertising adorns the city.
Here you can find interesting, but very old houses.
The old shabby box actively demolished and in their place build a multi-apartment anthills.
The Catholic Church in the traditional Chinese style.
high-rise residents use the roof as clothes dryers and seating areas. This is not surprising, because there is no bottom of the courtyards.
On the streets of so many people, both in the City Day. Sidewalks everywhere narrow and sometimes people get up in the real cork and a fifty queues at bus stops.
The Hong Kong Avenue of Stars is made in the image of Hollywood, only stars here are the Chinese names of the actors.
handprints Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee monument.
On the Avenue of Stars offers a great view of the skyscrapers of central district of Hong Kong. Hence, in the evening you can watch the famous laser show, which was not very interesting and entertaining.
118-storey International Commerce Center height of 484 meters. The tallest building in Hong Kong.
Connaught Road - one of the main highways of Hong Kong. The view from the pedestrian crossing.
This was Hong Kong in November 2014.