Tag: hong kong

Sep 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Stands Up

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong Stands Up

Photograph by LI JIAHAO via Apple Daily In a watershed moment for Hong Kong, tens of thousands of citizens protested across the city on Monday; blocking roadways, prompting closures and disrupting daily life. According to The Guardian: Hong Kong enjoys considerable autonomy under the “one country, two systems” framework and has long been promised…

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Aug 25, 2014

Seeing How this Selfie was Taken Actually Made my Stomach Drop

Seeing How this Selfie was Taken Actually Made my Stomach Drop

Photographer Daniel Lau uses his ‘selfie stick’ to take dizzying footage of a rooftopping adventure 346 meters (1,135 feet) above the streets of Hong Kong. Lau, with friends Andrew Tso and A.S. are seen in the video casually eating bananas while perched dangerously on the spire of The Center, Hong Kong’s fifth-tallest skyscraper. …

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Aug 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong at Night

Picture of the Day: Hong Kong at Night

HONG KONG AT NIGHT Photograph by SPRENG BEN Website | Flickr | Facebook | Tumblr Seen here is the breathtaking Hong Kong skyline at night. The photo was taken from a lookout point on Victoria Peak. Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also…

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May 4, 2013

A Gigantic Rubber Duck Makes Its First Visit to China

A Gigantic Rubber Duck Makes Its First Visit to China

Artwork by Florentijn Hofman | Photograph by South China Morning Post Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck has made its first visit to China. From May 2 – June 9, the 16.5 meter (54 ft) inflatable rubber duck will be bobbing around from Ocean Terminal to Harbour City, Hong Kong. Hofman’s inflatable rubber duck…

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Apr 29, 2013

Skyward Photos Capture Hong Kong’s Architectural Verticality

Skyward Photos Capture Hong Kong’s Architectural Verticality

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French graphic artist with a Masters in multimedia and art from East Paris University. His interest in photography began during his period of working in Los Angeles and Tokyo, and subsequently blossomed into a passion after his arrival in Hong Kong. Stunned by its architectural “race to the sky”, he…

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Apr 1, 2013

Depictions of Architectural Density in Hong Kong

Depictions of Architectural Density in Hong Kong

Born in Munich and now living in Hong Kong, award-winning photographer Michael Wolf has focused his career on capturing life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture and vernacular culture of metropolises. Wolf grew up in Canada, Europe and the United States, studying at UC Berkeley and at the Folkwang School…

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Feb 21, 2013

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Founded in 1972, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) in Hong Kong recently released this series of startling photographs that show the cramped living conditions of residents by shooting entire ‘apartments’ from above. While the use of a wide-angle lens certainly dramatizes the effect, there is no doubt that these are very small living…

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