Unexpected side of Hong Kong

As my previous post indicates I’ve quite enjoyed my time in Hong Kong. And that often for me has to do with expectations. I always imagined it to be an overcrowded urban center. So it was quite a pleasant surprise when I got to places like this. Needless to say I stayed for longer than I planned for ūüôā

Unexpected side of Hong Kong

Night streetlights of Hong Kong

I’ve realized that over the years I’ve become a little less trigger happy for several¬†reasons. I know there¬†are lot of photographers/bloggers whose advice is to keep pushing the shutter button. I can’t say I share the same¬†opinion for various reasons, one of which is probably¬†because I’m terrible at sorting hundreds of my photos afterwards. Still though, occasionally I find myself in a place, like Hong Kong, where I just keep taking photo after photo after photo.

I’ve arrived to the city fairly late and without an accommodation planned for that night and much change in my pocket I made my way to the Chungking ¬†Mansions, where I knew I could get an ok bed for the night. It’s by far not the most glamorous place in the world. There is a book based on Chungking Mansions called Ghetto at the Center of the World,¬†which is an indication of what kind¬†of a place it is (though I wouldn’t quite call it a ghetto). I’ve never actually read the book, however¬†it’s on my to read list¬†so¬†feel free to drop me a line about the book if you’ve read it. Anyways, these¬†photos are¬†random shots from my night stroll on my first night in Hong Kong.

Night streetlights of Hong Kong

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