the escalator are designed to mimic dragons whiskers, the ground floor is open public space, and no building blocks the view toward the see. All that to insure good business. It's worth coming up the escalator for a sneaky look at the cathedral-like atrium. /// les escaliers sont en forme de ;oustache de dragon, le rez-de-chausse est ouvert et la vue vers la mer est ouverte: Tous ça pour assurer bonne fortune. Va vaut le coup de monter les escalator pour voir l'immense hall.
Hong Kong - the north part of HK island January 14th 2014 The north side of Hong Kong island is a new city with mainly high-rise building. District are called Central, Sheung wan and Soho. It has a little feel of NYC but doesn't have the same charisma. This is very obvious when you get to see it from above. I went on top of Victoria peak (using the cabled tram, I'm lazy) and there is no building that you can recognise. Except maybe the one of the Bank of ... read more
Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong... ... read more