Monday, April 14, 2014

Nan Lian Garden & Victoria Harbor Sunset - Hong Kong (Part 2)

In the month of December in 2013, I took a trip to China to visit relatives and to travel places and take photos. On this trip, I visited Jiangsu (江苏), Anhui (安徽), Hong Kong (香港), and Macau (澳门). I took many photos on this trip and I will be splitting them into many parts. I will do my best in these blog post to describe the photos, however due to the lack of map data for China (on Google) and my horrible Chinese, I may not be able to give you too much details on certain things. At the time of visit, the smog in China is very heavy. In many of the photos, you will see what looks to be fog or haze, but it is the smog (pollution) in China. Be warned, that the pollution in China is not at safe levels. I started coughing less than one week into the trip, and I did not recover until the beginning of March this year (2014). Many individuals in China had the same cough I got. If you haven't done so, you can view my vlogs here. I already posted all my vlogs (of the entire trip) on Youtube, but these photos will come out in parts.

12/2013,我去中国旅游。我去了江苏、安徽、香港、和澳门玩。我会把照片分成很多部分。我的中文没有那么好,我不能翻译所有的东西。 我去中国的时候有很大的雾霾。我咳嗽咳了好几个月。我这次旅游也拍了一些视频,你可以在这里看。

Full Resolution Photos and Prints: If you want to see full resolution photos or buy prints of any of the photos you see, they are up on my portfolio for viewing. To view my best Hong Kong photos from this trip, use this link. To view all of my photos from 2013 China trip, use this link.

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Here is Part 2 of Hong Kong, China, S.A.R. (香港特区). The photos for today are from Nan Lian Garden (南蓮園池), near Victoria Harbor, and sunset shots from Victoria Harbor and Avenue of Stars (星光大道). Sights includes the The Peninsula (半島酒店) and Two International Finance Centre.

我今天开始香港的照片。有南蓮園池,星光大道,半島酒店,Victoria 港口的照片。

I first start off with photos from Nan Lian Garden (南蓮園池).
我先有南蓮園池的照片。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 22 20 23 N 114 12 14 E 

Another photo shot in Nan Lian Garden (南蓮園池). If you plan on visiting this place, please note that the security guards here will not let you use a tripod while photographing. There wasn't a lot of people in this part, so I didn't quite get why. Either way, I used them on a few shots when there was no security guards around. XD This photo I didn't use it on, but the other two I did. If you look like a foreigner (not local) like me, you can always pretend to not understand them. They'll first ask you in Cantonese (which I can't understand), then Mandarin (which I pretended to not understand), and then English so no more pretending, but by then, you are probably done with your photo. When you know you are doing something wrong, act stupid and innocent when caught. Also don't let the same security guard catch you doing it twice. :)
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 22 20 21 N 114 12 15 E 

 Here is another photo inside Nan Lian Garden. These trees are pretty popular in China.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 22 20 22 N 114 12 17 E 


 Now I head out to Victoria Harbor. Near Victoria Harbor is The Peninsula (半島酒店). I hear this is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. 
到 Victoria 港的路上看到了半岛酒店。听说这个酒店是全世界最贵的。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 22 17 42 N 114 10 20 E 

 A front on view of The Peninsula (半島酒店). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 22 17 43 N 114 10 19 E 

I am a big fan of DigitalRevTV on Youtube. Watching their many videos, Victoria Harbor was one of the places I always wanted to see with my very own eyes. I am very happy that I finally got to see it in real life. Here is a photo of the view from Victoria Harbor. The smog that day was pretty heavy, but made for some really nice sunsets. On the right is the Two International Finance Centre. 
到了Victoria 港。我一直想到这里来玩。那一天雾霾很大。
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 22 17 35 N 114 10 17 E 

 Here is a photo facing the Avenue of Stars (星光大道). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 22 17 35 N 114 10 20 E 


Now sunset! In the middle is the Two International Finance Centre. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 22 17 35 N 114 10 23 E 

Another photo from Victoria Harbor.  

The sunset line Two International Finance Centre. I thought it would make a really nice effect with all that smog, so I took a few more shots. 

Here is another photo with a slightly different composition. 

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with more photos from Hong Kong, China S.A.R. (香港特区). The photos for next time will be night time long exposures in near and at Victoria Harbor. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

下一次有跟多在香港特区拍的照片。有Victoria 港口晚上拍的照片。

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