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Old Posted Dec 31, 2009, 11:26 AM
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This thread is amazing!
Now I want to visit Hong Kong, with a memory card with lots of Gigabits, jaja!

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Simply fantastic!!
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Old Posted Dec 31, 2009, 2:52 PM
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Great photos, best photo thread of Hongkong that I've seen anywhere.
Now I'm eager to see Guangzhou, Macao and Shenzen too.
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Thank you very much.

Next target was the One Island East.

Some areas in Hong Kong are really relaxed.


I found a dragon boat contest.
















On my way to One Island East


Time to eat.




The nice skyscraper


I also asked there if i could go to the top to take pictures.


















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Old Posted Jan 5, 2010, 8:26 PM
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Amazing!!!

Hong Kong is amazing!
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2010, 3:22 PM
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The rest from my second full day in Hong Kong.
The area around OIE.


OIE




On my way to the harbour.


I wanted to enjoy the view on the harbour while the sun goes down.






















Bye bye



Next day i travelled to Shenzhen.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2010, 11:29 PM
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On my third day i visited Shenzhen.

The place you see first after you passed the border.


My first target was the observation deck of the Shun Hing Sqare.




My favorite skyscraper in Shenzhen


















One of the tallest towers in the world. The observation deck is around 300m above ground.




































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You really just asked and they let you up in those buildings? I just decided to go. Good thing I speak adorably American-sounding Chinese, maybe that'll make it even easier.
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Awesome pictures!
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2010, 10:43 PM
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China really needs to take down all those ugly ass rusty buildings that look like there about to fall, why are they everywhere?
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China really needs to take down all those ugly ass rusty buildings that look like there about to fall, why are they everywhere?
Because China is still a fairly poor nation, with an average income of less than $3000 per person. They won't be there for long, but don't try to imagine that those aren't the conditions that most of China lived in and will probably continue to live in for many years to come.
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They won't be there for long
Maybe not in the Inner city downtowns for long, but there are billions of them.

Who the hell was the architect
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Maybe not in the Inner city downtowns for long, but there are billions of them.

Who the hell was the architect
Economics and material and labor costs were the architects. If the only concern is housing people, I doubt a government cares if the poor, nearly worthless peasants are living in style.
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Economics and material and labor costs were the architects. If the only concern is housing people, I doubt a government cares if the poor, nearly worthless peasants are living in style.
They could at least maintain them.
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They could at least maintain them.
The people can still live in them just as well. They are still alive, so why bother?
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^btw those kinds of buildings are being bulldozed and replaced all over China at the mo, by the thousand. The people are given compensation and moved into modern apartments with all mod cons, sometimes forcibly. However in HK, which operates on a different system ('one country two systems' promised for the next 40 years), the residents have the upper hand when dealing with the local authorities - and thus prefer to stay where they have been for generations than being uprooted elsewhere. In short that's what you get with increased democracy - don't complain about eyesores or assume negligent councils when the people living in those places have the choice, and their right to stay there, and thus enforce it.

Neither do I think pointing a finger at the failings of a socialist, communist system, in terms of income disparity and a system without benefits should so easily be done. Especially from a much richer, capitalist society yet with greater income disparity and lesser benefits for the poor...

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They are just boring buildings with ugly balconies. That`s it. I think inside there are not that ugly. In 10 years as good as all of them have gone. When they have been build they have been the ultimate living standard for the upper class. Now many nice residential skyscrapers are rising. The old buildings will go sooner or later.


I hope you don`t mind if i upload a lot of Shenzhen pics from that day, as i have been only for one day in that city, during the entire trip.

Back on the ground.








Next target was the SEG Plaza. A 350m tall skyscraper. I hoped that this building had an observation deck, but it didn`t have one.










The area around the tower was full of shops and people.








I travelled further to the west. This is the CBD of Shenzhen. The skyscrapers there are very modern and nice looking. Not far away is a 650m tall skyscraper u/c.










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I cannot find the words to describe how fantastic these photos are. Best photo thread I've seen on SSP in quite some time. Outstanding.
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Amazing! There's enough here for several threads.
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Thank you very much. It`s really nice to hear that.

I am sure that many of you see the following buildings for the first time.






































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