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Urban Hong Kong – Wan Chai

As someone who comes from a country where the biggest city of Jerusalem has about 700,000 residents with perhaps no more than 10 tall buildings in the entire municipality (we owe the British mandate for that), Hong Kong’s urban jungle on Hong Kong Island can at times be a bit too much for me.

To relay some of what it feels like, here are a few shots of Wanchai, walking out of the MTR underground on a really nice day.

Urban Hong Kong - Wan Chai

Urban Hong Kong - Wan Chai

Urban Hong Kong - Wan Chai

Urban Hong Kong - Wan Chai

Urban Hong Kong - Wan Chai

Urban Hong Kong - Wan Chai

Urban Hong Kong - Wan Chai

Urban Hong Kong - Wan Chai

I admit, though, that despite Wan Chai being over crowded with skyscrappers and motorized vehicles pollution, it kind of has it’s own special charm. I remember the first time arriving at the area thinking it was a horrible prophecy for the future of mankind, yet with every time that I visit it becomes less intimidating and more, hmmm, understandable.

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