Picture The World, Hong Kong
Marooned on a traffic island, I pause for a moment as the neon lights reflect off the double-decker buses in a dazzling blur of colour. Free-wheeling, raw, and packed with an unquenchable energy, Hong Kong is a bite-sized assault on the senses. A powerful work ethic and can-do attitude has transformed the ‘Fragrant Harbour’ into a burgeoning metropolis, containing more than 6,400 skyscrapers and seven million souls. It is after nightfall that this city really comes into its own, a tangible presence in the movies of homegrown directors like Wong Kar-Wai.
My gratitude goes to Madhu of The Urge to Wander for handing me this honour. I am nominating Lucy of loca4motion for her brilliant captures on living in Guatemala, and Nicole of thirdeyemom for the profound insights on her round-the-world travels. You don’t need to be nominated to take part in the project – go here to make a contribution and get the ball rolling.