3 Likes

Fireworks (十一國慶煙火) Victoria Harbor HK
Hong Kong

A spectacular fireworks display held on 9pm, 1st October 2011, lighting up the Victoria Harbor in celebration of the 62nd National Day of the People,s Republic of China. Ten of thousands of people gathered in the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront watch the fireworks show.

2011.10.01香港維多利亞港上空被璀璨的煙花點亮,這場煙花匯演是為慶祝十一國慶而舉行的,有數以萬計的人聚集在尖沙咀海邊一帶觀賞。

Copyright: 黃志全
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12778x6389
Uploaded: 01/10/2011
Actualizat: 12/08/2014
Vizualizari:

...


Tags: fireworks display; national day; landscape; night scene
comments powered by Disqus

黃志全
Avenue Of Stars(尖東星光大道.2), Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, HK
黃志全
2014 New Year Fireworks In Victoria Harbour(維港煙花迎2014), HK
黃志全
Avenue Of Stars(尖東星光大道.1), Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, HK
BH7NLJ
Avenue Of Stars Hongkong
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
Hong Kong skyline at dusk
黃志全
2013 Happy New Year(新年快樂), Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui
Andrew Usatyuk
Hong Kong
Fat Chai
Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong
黃志全
Hong Kong Museum Of Art(尖沙咀藝術館),Tsim Sha Tsui, HK
Fat Chai
香港藝術館
Jacky Lo
The Hong Kong Museum of Art 2
Comi Valentine
A view from a polar of building bridge, La Thanh street, Hanoi Vietnam (Ngã tư La Thành - Hào Nam)
Markus Mammoliti
Oberer Grencherberg
Matteo Brunoro
Forcella Val del Drap
Andrea Biffi
Castello in Valsolda
yang xiaohong
sichuan-aba-lixian-bipenggou hetan
yunzen liu
Shaanxi The Xi'an Circumvallation 2 ——Xi'an city walls south gate at night
David Rowley
Sunrise At Cape Reinga Lighthouse
René Mallick
Dawn Sardinia
Marcio Cabral
Blue Spring of Bonito River
Thorsten von Eicken
Point Sublime view point on the Grand Canyon North Rim
yunzen liu
Shaanxi Xi'an The eighth wonder of the world ——Museum 1 of the First Qin Emperor Terracotta Army and Horses
juan_correa
big stone guatape
黃志全
Christmas Lights @ 1881 Heritage(尖沙咀聖誕燈飾), Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, HK
黃志全
Liuhe Night Market(六合夜市), Kaohsiung TW
黃志全
Dali Ancient City.6(雲南大理古城----近護國路、博愛路), Yunnan, CN
黃志全
Abandoned Village(沙頭角谷埔荒村), Kuk Po, Sha Tau Kok, NT
黃志全
Ferrari F50 & Porsche 911 GT2 RS(法拉利F50遇上保時捷911 GT2 RS)
黃志全
Central Pier(中環碼頭.8號碼頭), Central, HK
黃志全
Tiu Shau Ngam(馬鞍山吊手岩), Ma On Shan, NT, HK
黃志全
Taining Ancient Town(福建泰寧古鎮---九舉巷), Fujian, CN
黃志全
Lamtsuen Wishing Tree , Tai Po , NT ; HK
黃志全
Forgotten village, Ngau Au, Tung Chung(東涌牛凹), Lantau Island
黃志全
Yijiangyuan Scenic Spot Bridge(桂林義江緣), Guilin, Guangxi, CN
黃志全
Hong Kong Students Strike For Democracy(中大校園----港逾萬大學生罷課爭民主5), CU, HK.
More About Hong Kong

Overview and HistoryHong Kong sits on the south coast of China, on the Pearl River Delta. It's got a population of more than seven million people and is one of the most densely populated places on earth. It also appears to be putting into place the template for population management, which cities around the world will be implementing as soon as they can afford it. More on that later.Archaeological evidence dates human activity beneath present-day Hong Kong back to the stone age. The area was first settled by people from the mainland during the Han dynasty, around the beginning of the common era (the P.C. term for when B.C. changed to A.D. Whoa!)For hundreds of years, Hong Kong was a small fishing community and haven for travelers, with a few pirates here and there. Then whitey showed up.Western influence reached China at the beginning of the 15th century, when all those great explorers in boats were cruising for loot in strange and mysterious places. Tea and silk were the commodities connecting eastern Europe to China, and Hong Kong was known as a safe harbor through which to pass. When you're carrying the Queen's tea, it's especially important to avoid ARRRRRRguments with pirates. Hyuk hyuk hyuk.Seriously folks -- in the eighteenth century Britain was doing a booming business with China, offering Indian opium to balance their extensive purchases of fine porcelains and everything else. The opium was ordained to be for medicinal purposes only, of course.Well, as you may imagine, the Chinese got sick of opium fiends junking up the place, so they attempted to stop the British suppliers, to no avail. The Opium Wars resulted and ended with China ceding Hong Kong to the British, in fear of their massive naval power. This took place in the year 1841.Colonization soon followed, Hong Kong shot up in value as an international port, and its population increased dramatically. In 1898 Britain acquired additional territories on a 99 year lease -- expiring in 1997. Does that year sound familiar? Read on.In the 20th century Hong Kong changed hands several times. The British surrendered it to Japan during World War Two, then took it back after Japan's defeat, then gave it to China later. Immediately following the war, Hong Kong served as a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of Chinese refugees, while the Chinese National Government was losing its civil war against communist leadership.The population of Hong Kong exploded as corporations seeking to escape Chinese isolationism arrived and set up shop. Cheap labor in the textile and manufacturing industries steadily built up the economy and ensured foreign investment. By the end of the 20th century Hong Kong had become a financial mammoth offering banking services to the world.In 1997 Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule with a few stipulations in place to guarantee its economic autonomy, as much as possible. The phrase "one country, two systems" was coined by the Chinese to describe the relationship between the mainland and Hong Kong.Getting ThereWell, where do you want to get to from the Hong Kong International Airport? There are ferries servicing six mainland ports in the Pearl River Delta Region. Airport Express Railway connects directly to downtown Hong Kong, and it has been rated the best airport in the world multiple times.The Airport Express Railway will get you into Hong Kong in about an hour, for $100. Public buses cost $10 and take a little longer. For direct service to your hotel you can take one of the hotel's private buses ($120+) or a taxi ($300+). As you can see, waiting time is optional for those who can afford it.Here's a little blurb on travel times, with further information for access to nearby cities (cross-boundary transport).TransportationGrab an Octopus card when you arrive. Octopus is the world's first electronic ticket-fare card system and the Hong Kong public transportation system is the world leader in people-moving. 90% of Hong Kongers get around on public transportation.Octopus covers the Airport Rail line, buses, ferries, the rapid-transit MTR network, supermarkets, fast food outlets, phone booths... It's how to get around the cashless economy.Nevermind the microchip built into it, you'll get used to having one of those on you at all times -- and soon they'll be internal! What do I mean? Many schools in Hong Kong even use the Octopus card to check attendance, because you read the card's data with an external scanner from a distance. This will the global norm soon. What if that chip is installed in your body? It's in the works baby!The hilly Hong Kong terrain also demands some special modes of transportation. If you've been to Pittsburgh, you may have some idea of how cool it is to ride a cable car up the side of a mountain, overlooking a majestic harbor and city. Multiply that by about ten thousand and you've got Hong Kong: vertical-travel trams, moving sidewalks, and the world's longest outdoor escalator system.People and CultureThe local currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) which is pegged to the U.S. dollar. Official languages are Chinese and English.  You're on your own, baby!  Dive into the swarming, throbbing, pulsing, crawling and teeming mix!Things to do & RecommendationsThe Peak Tower and its shopping Galleria are the biggest tourist attraction in Hong Kong so don't miss it.Cool off in the Kowloon Park public indoor swimming pool!After that, go see what's happening at the Hong Kong Fringe Club, a non-profit organisation which puts together exhibitions for international artists and performers.Organize sports fans flock to the Hong Kong Stadium, but there's good news for disorganized sportistas too -- Mountain biking is now legal in the parks! Have at it, baby!All this excitement is going to make you hungry. Springtime is traditionally the time to celebrate seafood, summer is for fruits, and winter steams with hot pot soups to keep you warm.The best thing to do is go and find some dim sum. Dozens of plates of tasty small items, sort of like sushi but it's cooked, and the varieties are endless.Since you won't be able to walk down the street without complete and total sensory overload, I'll just whap in the Hong Kong tourist board's guide to dining and leave you to your intuition.Good luck, take it slow and above all -- DON'T SPIT OUT YOUR CHEWING GUM ON THE SIDEWALK. Gum is legal but there's a $500 fine for intentional littering. Enjoy!Text by Steve Smith.