The skyline of Shanghai is one of the most impressive in the world. Massive skyscrapers and unique architecture on a sweeping corner of the Huangpu River. This is the Pudong area of the city from the Bund. Having shown many friends and family my collection of Shanghai photos. This black and white version of the skyline has been popular. The increased contrast and monochrome processing makes it seem very futuristic. I prefer my colour version taken at dusk.
This was taken from the end of the Clyde Quay Wharf. The white building on the left is the Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre (my current gym). I walk along this stretch of the waterfront many times a week. In the centre is the marina, boat sheds and the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club. Above the gym on the left is the iconic Saint Gerard’s Catholic Church and Monastery. To the right of this are the beautiful villas perched on the hillside. A close look might reveal a red car on a platform that sticks out from the hill (hint, it’s next to the orange house). Then, of course, is the lookout at the top of Mount Victoria. There are about 300 metres between the boat sheds and lookout, 200 metres vertically.
The best view of central Hong Kong’s skyline is from Kowloon. This photograph was from Kowloon Public Pier. This was on my last afternoon in the city before heading home that night. The sun was shinning and so I took the iconic star ferry across the harbour. The tallest building in this photograph is the International Finance Centre, Tower 2. It’s 415 metres tall with 88 floors. Behind the skyscrapers is Victoria Peak. The highest mountain in Hong Kong with the best views of the whole city.
Spending a night in the Amora Hotel I captured this view of the Skytower from the balcony. I didn’t have my tripod with me so this was taken hand held. From this height you can only just make out the harbour between two of the buildings. I’d need a drone or at least a room on the top floor see more of the beautiful harbour behind the skyscrapers.