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.
Skyline and shorefront at daybreak.
A view over Hong Kong Island.
Skywalk to the ferry terminal.
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.
Locals browse through a wheelbarrow filled with cheap jewelry.
The society pages.