My blogpost today is about the Far East: it is a weekly photo challenge titled: One shot, 2 ways at Daily Posts.
I chose The Clock Tower of Hong Kong.
It is located on the southern shore of Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Kowloon Island, Hong Kong.
Since 1990, the Clock tower is a declared monument of the Colonial times of Hong Kong
What appealed to me?
When I take photographs, I like to experiment with angles, lights and perspectives.
Regarding the Clock Tower, it is the architecture of the colonial times (and bricks), which came out beautifully in the night lighting, appealing to me. The second picture I chose, was for the Clock Tower being set so well set against the Victoria harbour, the lighting effects and the palms, which are my favorite landscape plants.
It is the only remnant of the original site of the former Kowloon Station.
Built out of red bricks and granite, the Clock Tower peaks at 44 metres, and is topped by a 7-metre lightning rod. The top of the tower can be reached by a wooden staircase located within. The interior of Clock Tower had previously been open for visit, but is currently closed for maintenance. The Clock tower is located near Victoria Harbour at the foot of Salisbury Road. Another landmark, the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier, is located nearby. (Reference: Wikipedia)
Tourist Tips around the Clock Tower
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
- be it just to enjoy the water front and skyline of Hong Kong Island or to visit the Museums and the Avenue of Artists at the promenade, shopping or eating. The stretch can be from formal dining to a drink-take-away.
Ferry ride or Harbour Ship cruise
- Enjoy a refreshing Ferry ride, which will take you to the Hong Kong Congress and Exhibition Centre at Hong Kong Island within 7-10 minutes (Octopus Card valid). You can also take a day/evening or night ship cruise from here. However, we didn’t go for the shipcruises and can’t say anything about them.
- Starts at 9.00 p.m. and the best view is from the promenade, opposite the Ferry and Ship stations. A bit of a nuisance are people, who will plant themselves infront of everyone sitting on the stairs and block their view, without any regards for the others. To us, the Symphony was a hype, however, it could be, that it was that particular show that night!
Indian Culinary: Chunking Mansion:
- Most authentic Indian food in Hongkong they say. If you are a fan of Indian food, this is a tip close to Tsim Sha Tsui, located on the Nathan road. Please keep an eye on the prices and ask before you order, some vendors will try to overcharge you.
What historical patterns and signs do you search for in a country you visit?
What are the photo perspectives you look out for?