Sunday, September 09, 2007

A BIT OF THE CITY

I suggest that you begin by flying around the city on Google Maps. Hopefully, it will be zoomed in on the NTT Guest House, on the south end of the HKBU campus, just south and a bit west of the track. You can zoom out and look around the neighborhood and anywhere in the city you choose. If you zoom out a bit and move to the southeast, past the large park with sports fields, you will see a smaller park-like area. This is the area that was once the infamous Kowloon Walled City. And further to the southeast is the old Hong Kong Airport Kai Tak, which supposedly used to be one of the worst airports for landing commercial jetliners. At a recent international air trade fair, the Airbus A380 made two low passes over Victoria Harbour, and folks were saying that it was reminiscent of the Kai Tak days.


The View of Hong Kong Central from Atop Victoria Peak
Kowloon is Across the Bay



Some of the Residences at Repulse Bay


East Meets West
On the Boat Ride to the Floating Restaurant
One of the Two Student Residental Towers at HKBU

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

Very cool. I'm glad you're getting accustomed to your new surroundings. We're all thinking about you here, and can't wait to see you around xmas to hear stories about your adventures.

Life here is boring; enjoy your time in the land of developed sky-rises and natural preserves. All we have to offer is mountains and the brown cloud around down-town Denver.

Oh, did Rae tell you that she met the mayor the other day and that someone threw a pile of cake at her? Ask, and she will tell, seek, and you will find...

Swartzendruber said...

Somehow, I doubt if things are boring around your place! I look forward to hearing the mayor/cake story.

chau