Saturday, May 12, 2012

Victoria Harbour Promenade

If you have visited Hong Kong or seen pictures of it, you probably have seen this famous clock tower by Victoria Harbour in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.
According to Wikipedia, it is 44 meters (144 feet) with a 7 meters (22 feet) lighting rod at the top.


Just to the right is Victoria Harbour and Avenue of the Stars.
During nice weather, tons of visitors come out to spend their day or evening here.
What you see in this picture is just a portion of the waterfront and it is packed with people from one end of the promenade to the other.


What can you see here?
Like Hollywood's Walk of Fame, you can walk the "Avenue of the Stars" made up of Hong Kong movie stars such as this statue and sidewalk star of Bruce Lee.


You can also see movie-related objects such as these.


As artists set up shop here, you can have your professional picture taken.


Or, you can have your portrait drawn.


There is no shortage of food in the area and one popular food booth was this one that sold something that tasted like hot dried squid or some kind of seafood.
Sorry, I can't read the characters on the sign. If you know what those Chinese characters say, let us know.
Yes, I did try some, it was warm, chewy, and very tasty.


- Karen

10 comments:

Emm said...

Hong Kong is another place that I would love to visit so I am enjoying your posts! This waterside must look stunning when it is sunny and warm.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the neat tour of the Victoria Harbor. Looks like a very popular place to visit. The clock tower is beautiful. Have a great Sunday!

rainfield61 said...

I saw Bruce Lee the day I visited this place.

Filip and Kristel said...

I didn't visit this harbour when I was in Hong Kong, the tower in impressive.

Greetings,
Filip

betchai said...

have not visited Hongkong yet, and that tower and Bruce Lee sculpture is very impressive.

cocomino said...

Very interesting. I would like to try the food although I don't know it well.
The sculpture is unique.

llandudnopictures said...

Great series of photos!

Jenny Woolf said...

I always have a soft spot for life sized statues that stand "out and about" in the real world.

LifeRamblings said...

looks fascinating and thanks for sharing your journey. i didn't manage to visit Vic Harbour and Avenue of the stars while in HK due to time constraints.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Another series of fantastic shots. I love that promenade and could spend the entire day there just taking in the sights and sounds and watching the Star ferry and all those boats. Victoria Harbor is one of the busiest harbors in the world.

You also got an awesome shot of Bruce Lee. I so much enjoy seeing all of these photos.