Not surprisingly, there was “heavy mist” on the way in which didn’t clear till well after sunrise. But the view of Hong Kong is amazing as row after towering row of buildings appeared as the rain cleared and the light increased. I am not sure why I was surprised at the building density – but you have to have hundreds of high rises if you want to pack 7.5M people in such a small areas. Here is just a sample of the pictures from earliest approach to the Ocean Terminal.
Leaving this one out of the gallery so that something comes through in the email post – with the lighted front of the concert hall clearly showing.
We were safely docked before 0700 with disembarkation for those leaving the ship here starting around 0900. I saw a serious number of the 68 remaining for the next leg at. the Veranda for breakfast as soon as the majority of the passengers had cleared. Those of us in transit were able to get off the ship after the last of the disembarking passengers had cleared immigration.
We headed off shortly before 0900 just walking into the portion of the city on this particular island. Our significant tourist stop was the Heritage Center in Kowloon Park.
The exhibits covered archeology, ethnology, architecture, with related items, drawings, and reconstructions from prehistoric early Iron Age through to the present. Not being from here – I thought it might just be a bit Han Dynasty centric, but what do I know?
So you could see how the roofs were constructed along with the decorative details in different eras.
or coinage in use back when most of our early ancestors weren’t out of the basic barter for survival. –
But then there is the Ming Dynasty with all of its porcelain leftovers on display under the glass flooring.
From there we went up Nathan Street toward the various outdoor markets.
I just looked at things & places –
and noted that there was an amazing amount of specialty highly expensive calligraphy supplies available including all of the ink trays shown at the Palace Museum –
and headed back to the ship being very grateful when this tower came into view.
as it marked the entrance to the building complex at the Ocean Terminal.