Hong Kong in Photos

My four-day, five-flight homecoming marathon stopped this morning for a brief layover in Hong Kong, time I used to wander its streets and savour its sights for a last taste of the developing world before settling in for the long, dark Canadian winter. These are the images I’ll carry with me.

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Skyline and shorefront at daybreak.

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A view over Hong Kong Island.

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Skywalk to the ferry terminal.

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Morning edition.

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A businessman practices Falun Gong, a controversial meditation exercise banned across mainland China, on the roof of an office tower before the work day begins. Viewed by the ruling Communist Party of China as a threat to national unification, practitioners can face torture or forced labour if caught. Hong Kong, a special administration region, is exempt from the nationwide crackdown.

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Ghost rush.

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Fish market.

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Locals browse through a wheelbarrow filled with cheap jewelry.

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The society pages.

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Austin Andrews is a Vancouver-based photojournalist and occasional filmmaker with a penchant for finding the fantastic in the everyday. Contact him at austin [at] disposablewords [dot] net

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