Snapped in Hong Kong

In a new feature, we showcase some great photography from around Hong Kong. This week, we take a look at six images snapped by Chatteris' own Jacky Ly (who can be found here on Instagram) and Cleon Knight (who can be found here on Instagram

Taken at Graham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Jacky: Neon signs starts and ends with a gas-filled tube of glass, with it heated and bent by a skilled artisan, before being set aglow by an electrical charge.​

Taken at Graham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui 
Jacky: When illuminated, the sign follows the lines in its bent shape,  showing off its symbols, signs and texts.

Taken at Mid-Levels Escalator, Central
Jacky: While neon signs offered beautiful visuals of Hong Kong, They and the skills used to produce them are being replaced by LED and other less archaic technologies.

Neon City
Cleon: There are few other places in the world where you can go to capture scenes like this one; luminescent hues cast faintly over pavements and people alike by the neon signs that hang above them.

Dwindling Sunset
Cleon: This shot was taken from Sai Wan Swimming Shed, a popular go-to place (mainly for locals) due to a small pier there that juts out into the sea. A queue can always be found here for some hopeful to get a new Instagram/Facebook profile picture. I just go there for the views.

HK Skyline – as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui.
Cleon: Usually, this is a prime example of a picture that I would avoid using for something like a blog post (as it screams cliche); however, Hong Kong’s skyline is one that – no matter how often you see it – always inspires a sense of awe. If you’re in HK and haven’t had a chance yet to just sit out along the promenade with a beer (or cider in my case), and admire the vibrant display of luminescent buildings coupled with the regular passing Junk Boat or cruise ship, then you’re missing out on something undoubtedly simple – yet distinctively special.


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