Walkways Over Hong Kong’s Central Business District

Central Business District, Hong Kong

After exploring the Central-Mid-Levels Escalators in Hong Kong I came across this fantastic overpass on the way back to my hotel. There are plenty of these throughout the network of raised walkways that connect many of the buildings in the central business district.

It’s a great place for night photography, and with the sun setting around 1740 in Hong Kong this time of year there’s no excuse not to give it a try! A scene that may look pretty dull during the day can be completely transformed with artificial lighting at night. From a photographer’s perspective it’s like exploring an entirely new location!

I was a little disappointed at first with the lack of symmetry here, but I think that it adds an element of intrigue to the image. At first glance you almost expect the walkway to be symmetrical, and the fact that it isn’t makes you look again. That’s how I see it anyway!


9 thoughts on “Walkways Over Hong Kong’s Central Business District

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Amy, yeah I was also surprised by that. Although it was around 10:30pm when I took this shot and there were not many bars etc. around this area.

    1. Ben Post author

      It’s a great view! I didn’t make it that far but I definitely will on my next visit. I’ll certainly be back, it’s a fascinating city. Do you have any tips for that area?

  1. Kan

    Great composition. I see this view so often, but never thought of taking a picture. Usually I’m just busy getting from one place to another… on these amazingly convenient walkways πŸ™‚

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Kan. They are so convenient, what a fantastic system! Great for photography too, although I imagine they get very very busy during the day.


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