So, we got on the tram and started moving east. The tram is a great way to experience down town and it's unique buildings,
only for HKD 2.3 per person!
I've seen a lot of this in mainland China, but I didn't expect to see it in Hong Kong. After doing some research,
bamboo seems to be much more sturdy than what I first thought. It's difficult to catch fire, being soft it moves well with the wind
and since it's a lot lighter than metal it's easier to assemble and disassemble.
We got off somewhere around Sai Wan Ho, and the atmosphere was completely different. Almost no tourists, no fancy buildings, everything
was older and slightly faded. This is what I often saw when I was in mainland China and it brought back memories.
Here you can see modern Hong Kong in the background, a huge contrast which I recommend all travelers to Hong Kong to experience.
This building really caught my interest. An old building with a futuristic design, reminded me a little bit of that
abandoned amusement park in Taiwan.
An old tools shop. I wonder if there is anything they don't sell...
Coming back to the down town area, I found this very interesting building (Lippo). The only thing I could think about was
if the design was as crazy on the inside.
I thought most buildings were somewhat connected to each other, but alleys like this were between most of them. And it's almost
impossible to walk through them.
We got off in down town and started walking toward the Peak Tram. Only after a few minutes this thing appeared. The corner
windows make the building look awkward but beautiful at the same time. The architecture in Hong Kong has really surprised me.
We got up on the peak and on top of the Peak Terrace. The view was great, but you couldn't really see that far. Is that smog by the way?
Since Hong Kong is located by the sea, I thought the air would be quite clear. Maybe it's just fog.
On our way back to the hotel, I was searching the area for interesting night views. Here is another old vs. new scene.
This sign was in front of Uniqlo, a Japanese apparel shop. Åland is an island between Sweden and Finland. I don't know
where I am anymore, haha.
We were getting close to the final tram stop but the city was still busy.
We had to get off here and walk the rest. It was only a 10 minutes walk but we were quite exhausted after a hectic day.
On the way back we passed a cemetery. It was very powerful seeing such a peaceful place with the city in the background!