August 8, 2010

Making the Long Walk Shorter

Whenever I am in Hong Kong I use its world-class public transportation system to get around... and I get to do a lot of walking. So whether it's sunny or it's rainy, as on this day, I am grateful for the extensive network of covered pedestrian overpasses throughout the financial district called Central. They are so very much easier and faster to walk than on street level.

Hong Kong, SAR, 2010

Posted for Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges. Click the link for many more links to fascinating bridges around the world.

20 comments:

VioletSky said...

It must be so much more pleasant to be able to walk without the traffic getting in your way.

EG Wow said...

Sounds like Tokyo cares about it's pedestrians! That's refreshing. :)

Hilda said...

Even back in the 90s, these covered pedestrian walks linking many of the buildings was one of the things that impressed me the most in HK. Very convenient. And I think it's Ayala's model for what they did in the Makati CBD.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow those buildings are massive!Modern scenery there, I like a lot the angle in this picture with the perspective of the bridge.Great work with your camera! :)
Hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Ann said...

watched today TV news, that Hong Kong has cheaper things than China. People like shopping there too. I don't shop when i travel, spent all my money on the air fares.

When are you coming to NZ?

joo said...

Wow, fantastic photo - must be great city!
Happy Sunday to you:)

Indrani said...

So true, much safer that way.

Dina said...

What a great idea.

☺lani☺ said...

Nice to see this once again... nice shot!

Kaori said...

Such tall buildings! And I remember the covered overpasses, too! WOnderful shot :D

JM said...

Wonderfully composed shot, Francisca!

Luna Miranda said...

i also do a lot of walking when in HK, that includes shopping.:p marvelous shot.

Jacob said...

A very nice composition, Francisca! I've not been to Hong Kong (unfortunately) but this is how I've imagined it from the movies in which Hong Kong has been featured.

You're a very funny person (referring to comments on our blogs)! But, I wasn't arguing with you about how much stuff is made or not made in China. I just said it "seems" like everything here has that tag on it. Even my golf clubs, golf bag, golf hat. :-))

VP said...

I have no idea how Hong Kong is, but your image seems to describe it perfectly. I like that bridge/walkway, it's so different and the background is really impressive.

cieldequimper said...

Oops, my comment got lost somewhere. I was saying that I liked the sense of space here, the tall building looming above the tiny people.

Pat said...

This is a great angle for this shot, with the bridge running seemingly right into the tall buildings. Great shot!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» has heard of Central, but this is the first photo he has seen of any of it. A unique and welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges.

EG Wow said...

OOPS! Thanks for correcting me, Francisca! What was I thinking? Yes, Hong Kong is what I meant. :)

Linnea W said...

Those walkways are nice! They keep you out of all that crazy traffic and give you a different view from higher up. I was there in the early 80s. I don't recall seeing these at that time. Nice photo. Thanks for visiting my bridge post.

Evelyn said...

Hi Francisca
I think I know where this is. I have taken several photos of this pedestrian bridge/s. I was wondering if I'd use them one day for Sunday Bridges :).
Just a thought: I think one can actually live and commute without being on the ground level in HK....