It’s one of the major hubs into asia. and rightfully so. With a global economy and being an important business capital in the world, it bridges the East and West so naturally.
Hong Kong was under British rule until 1997 (I remember when it happened – we had been in Manila, the first time, for just over a year..it was a huge event in Hong Kong history). So it’s Western influence is great, coupled with it’s chinese roots. It really is a remarkably beautiful city. In fact, it is one of my most favorite cities in the world. 🙂 True story.
One of the things I love to do when I travel is get to the roots of the place…the history…the old stuff. I never like history class in school. At all. But i tell you, with a camera in hand, I could “study” history and learn about it til the cows come home. I guess its how my brain works… I guess I’m an “out of the classroom” kind of learner.
When I was in Hong Kong for a few days not long ago, it was no different.
I spent the day taking photos. Surprise surprise. My traveling companion dropped me off in one of the modern areas of HK.
It is beautiful right? Like most modern cities are.
But I wanted to get to the HEART of it…where the people lived and HAD lived for years and years and years.
And I did…and it was everything I had hoped it would be.
Bustling markets, old buildings, LIFE going one all around. It was a photographic historian’s feast! ( I just made that term up…sweet, right?)
Here is the Hong Kong I desired to experience. And it was absolutely wonderful.
Oh! And did I mention Hong Kong is TOTALLY on the way TO Manila? So, like, if you wanted to come visit or go on a GO LOCAL! Philippines RoadTrip…ya..just putting it out there.. 🙂