On Friday, November 1 I took a double-decker tram across Hong Kong. Most of these pictures aren’t interesting enough to warrant a description, but together they create a visual impression of the many different neighbourhoods of the city. So I’ll let them (mostly) speak for themselves. The whole trip took about an hour. If you feel like you’re trapped in a room watching Patty and Selma’s visit to the wagon museum of Alberta, I apologize.
A typical tram:
Inside and upstairs – I was at the back:
The weather was brilliantly sunny the whole day. The shade is simply the result of towers along narrow streets.
I’ve built this in Sim City!
We all do:
A video, in case this is making you crave a real, tram-like experience:
The hills are never far away, tucked behind the skyscrapers:
One of my favourite photos of the tram ride:
The purple things are laundry:
I alighted at the end of the line, Shau Kei Wan station, which was a solidly working class district of high rises. Still, I saw internationals who weren’t tourists, shopping at the local market:
Little incense burners were discreetly placed on the sidewalk – this one next to the McDonalds:
To reward you for making it through a hell of a lot of tram photos, here’s some more lovely Hong Kong neon that I saw later that night: