Hong Kong Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Mark Eden

Crowded, noisy and chaotic, Hong Kong is both glamorous and traditional. Street side wet markets sit beside futuristic shopping malls and ancient temples in a complex patchwork of old and new. It is easy to be overwhelmed at first, but look past the initial onslaught of noise and smells and the visitor will find a city of pleasures. It might be finding a bargain at one of the many markets, taking in the view from the Peak, or culinary surprises at a roadside stall. Stinky tofu anyone?

The Peak
The Peak
Neon signs
Neon signs
Avenue of the stars
Avenue of the stars
Symphony of light
Symphony of light
Hong Kong taxi
Hong Kong taxi
Hong Kong tram
Hong Kong tram
Temple Street
Temple Street
Bycicle
Bycicle
Street food stall
Street food stall
Fish market
Fish market
Western Monastery
Western Monastery
Po Lin Monastery
Po Lin Monastery


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Caption List:

Photo 1. The Peak. View of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon from the Peak on a foggy evening. The Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island and home some of its wealthiest residents. At the top of the mountain is a shopping mall and many restaurants.

Photo 2. Neon signs. Neon street signs in Mong Kok district, Hong Kong. Mong Kok is one of Hong Kongs major shopping districts and neon signs advertising major brands appear on almost every street.

Photo 3. Avenue of the stars. Bruce Lee statue on Avenue of the Stars, Hong Kong. The Avenue of the Stars is located on the waterfront of Kowloon looking across Victoria Harbour and features handprints and statues of many icons of Hong Kongs film industry.

Photo 4. Symphony of light. Hong Kong skyline lit at night for Symphony of light in which lasers shooting from the top of some of Hong Kongs famous sky scrapers are set to music.

Photo 5. Hong Kong taxi. Taxis waiting for fare Hong Kong. Public transport in Hong Kong is easy to naviate and most people don't own a car, preferring to take taxis or the subway.

Photo 6. Hong Kong tram. Colourful tram on Hong Kong Island, the only one of Hong Kong's islands where trams can be found. Trams are a great way to slow down the frenetic pace of the city and take in a little history on your way to your destination.

Photo 7. Temple Street. Restaurant window with roast duck in Temple Street. Most restaurants in Hong Kong are open late and display specialties in shopfronts.

Photo 8. Bycicle. Bicycle standing in front of worn down building in Tai O fishing village, Lantau Island. Lantau Island is much queter than other Hong Kong islands with mostly green space, Tai-O is a small fishing village known as the "Venice of Hong Kong" due to the stilt houses of the fishermen. Its narrow laneways mean bicycles are a polular method of transport

Photo 9. Street food stall. Street food in Mong Kok. Stalls specialising in local snack foods can be found on almost every street in Hong Kong.

Photo 10. Fish market. Man preparing fish for sale at market. Despite the modernisation of Hong Kong, most locals prefer to purchase meat and vegetables daily at these small street side markets.

Photo 11. Western Monastery. Ornate buildings of the Western Monastery in Hong Kong. Traditional architecture can be found amongst the futuristic skyscrapers of Hong Kong.

Photo 12. Po Lin Monastery. Lanterns hanging from ceiling of main hall in Po Lin Monastery. Po Lin Monastery is located on the island of Lantau near a giant Buddha, known as Tian Tan Buddha, and is visited by thousands each year.