Our streets and roads provide many opportunities for some great images, I have concentrated on traffic scenes as our roads are always busy and traffic is frequently nose to tail and if you like fancy cars then Hong Kong streets are heaven.
I have written at length in the past on the issue of the Cross Harbour Tunnel traffic jam issue, the Transport Department here has done some stupid things, none more so than failing to correct this long standing problem, it is nothing short of disgraceful that traffic grinds to a standstill on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon every day because our Government does not have the will to raise tolls at this tunnel which they have owned since 1972.
This is a very busy intersection and I am always fascinated by the delivery nutters on bikes weaving in and out of traffic with no regard for their own safety (or anybody who gets in their way for that matter)
I love fancy cars and I love car spotting (and number plate spotting) on a normal day I can normally see a minimum of 20+ different Rolls Royce's and 30 gazillion Mercedes Benz's. simply awesome.
Queens Road Central at the back of HSBC where traffic in Central District grinds to a halt for most of the day.
The Ting Kau bridge is a always busy and I cross this bridge twice a day, it is a pity there isn't a place you can stop on the bridge to take photo's, the sunset images on a clear day would be magnificent.
Because the tolls are so high at the Western Harbour Tunnel (it is privately owned) traffic jams up the Government owned Cross Harbour Tunnel leaving this tunnel somewhat underused. When you exit this tunnel you can get a great view of the fancy buildings in the West Kowloon area including ICC which at 118 floors is our tallest building and the W Hotel behind it. nice.
Cars and the like are not allowed on Cheung Chau island which means vehicles like this trundle along the streets at a heady 5mph, I hate these converted lawnmowers they are very noisy and just get on your nerves
Hennessy Road is a major road on Hong Kong island, running through Wanchai and Causeway Bay and is often closed on a Sunday to allow for noisy demonstrations which are expertly managed by the Police.
Heading towards the container port at Kwai Chung (on the left) and Kwai Hing on the right where there is lots of public housing, this is a very busy highway and many drivers get done for speeding here.
This is the very busy intersection at the junction of Canton Road and Salisbury Road next to the Star Ferry in Kowloon, a great place for spotting fancy cars and rich Mainland Chinese tourists pulling suitcases going shopping on Canton Road
Kwun Tong is an old industrial area in Kowloon and an interesting mixture of decaying factory buildings and fancy office buildings, throw in a couple of decent hotels as well... traffic on a Sunday is light.
Moving west away from the Central business district is always interesting as you head into Sheung Wan.. the double decker trams are somewhat iconic and it is fun to watch jay walkers trying to avoid being hit by these slow moving vehicles.
This is Queensway in Admiralty District which connects Central to Wanchai and more often than not this stretch of road is jammed because of it's proximity to the roads leading to the Cross Harbour Tunnel
I do personal walking tours around Hong Kong, I am on the streets every day and I have a somewhat interesting perspective of this wonderful city I have called my home for 37 years. My private walking tours are perfect for visitors who want a detailed overview of Hong Kong prior to exploring on their own and for people who are only here for a day or two who want to make the most of their limited time here.
Many clients book me for their first full day in Hong Kong, they get to see the best that Hong Kong has to offer + a crash course on our wonderful public transport system and then they go exploring for the rest of their stay armed with step by step instructions and recommendations from me....
...oh, and if you book a tour then you are booking a tour with me, I do not employ other guides.