Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hong Kong Getting Around

Bentley, how some get around in HK, we preferred other options.

My girls with the Central Pier in the background.

Colorful ferry plying the waters of HK harbor, Kowloon in the background.

The tram that takes passengers up to the Peak.

View going down the tramway from the Peak.

My favorite mode of transport in HK - the escalator. The escalators ran up the hillside from around Queens St down on the flatlands up to "the Midlevels" the name for an area up the hill a ways - about a 1/2 mile or so. Our hotel, the Bishop Lei, was on Robinson St up in the Midlevels. A 5 minute walk would place us at the escalators which would take us down the hill. The area the escalator traveled thru is called Soho and is very Sohoish. The escalators run down in the a.m. and then switch to running uphill around 10 a.m.

Stairs run the length of the escalator, seen here to the right of the girls, for pedestrians going in the opposite direction the escalators are running.

MRT/subway/train station. I believe this was Central Station where we got a train over to Tsim Sha Tsui station on Kowloon. Great system - very well used.

Walkway going down from King's Park in Kowloon to street level.

Star Ferry crossing the harbor from Kowloon back to HK city. The ferries are cheap and very well used.

HK city at dusk, just starting its edificial light show.

Convention center in the foreground.

A "junk" - traditional fishing boats. Now a style many of the harbor tour boats have appropriated.

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