Friday, November 15, 2013

On the Streets of Hong Kong Island:

Walking through the streets of Hong Kong Island: whose elevated footpaths criss-cross and connect at various heights and levels above the city below; a feeling of lightness permeated while unfamiliar Cantonese invaded sight, surrounded within a swirl of neon lights–signage layered above sidewalks with many shops neatly tucked in narrow storefronts, one after the next; a layer of space exaggerated by the forced perspective created by curves that take these same streets up and down and around hills in every direction–a flood of fog rolls over the city and the city sleeps below; palms wave on tiny rooftops of the towers whose heights soar behind any expectation of such slender towers, all densely built on the northern edge of Hong Kong Island.