Hong Kong is for me the city of all lights – like a big diamond brooch.
Before Japan we gave Hong Kong 5 nights.
It was 35 years since I visit Hong Kong last time and I can’t say it has changed that much, in height maybe – there was plenty new builds (hotels, apartments and offices), but not so that Hong Kong have changed it’s old profile.
I have always said that so long as the Star Ferries runs, I will find my way around Hong Kong and they still runs in the same old style.
As a true tourist in Hong Kong you just have to watch the “Symphony of Lights” that happens every evening 8pm. But here it went wrong between Hong Kong and me. There wasn’t much different with the ordinary lights that Hong Kong offers every evening, every hour. I became so disappointed, not all what I expected.
But the best light display was without any doubt was the full moon that evening. We taken us over to the Kowloon side and stood on the Avenue of Stars. Was able to get a shot when it stood high over the AIA Insurance building on the Hong Kong side of the harbor. So the distance between me and the moon was very fare.
After the light show we went for dinner at the “Galley Cafe & Dinning” at Heritage 1881 – the former Marine Police Headquarters that was constructed in 1884. An amazing transformation of the old building has been done …. done into a little luxury hotel, shopping and eating. A magnificent building where the old features has been brought to life and light without destroying the original. We had a lovely meal out on the terrace in the warm evening under the full moon. I had fantastic lamp chops with herb and French mustard crunch. We took the last ferry back to Wan Chai (灣仔) just after 11pm.
No, I like the natural magical lights the Hong Kong brings every night more. Maybe there has been a cute down in light displays because of cost or environment. Hong Kong is such a sparkling city in itself – and a couple of spotlights and background music didn’t make any impact on me.
Sorry, Hong Kong! I love you just the way you’re when you are naked.
“The day, water, sun, moon, night –
I do not have to purchase these things with money.”