Hong Kong - (not) a dependent territory
• Hong Kong - (not) a dependent territory of
In Hong Kong it is hot, especially in summer. No, not so - very hot. Getting around the city is possible only in the subway or a taxi - there is air conditioning. Heat and air conditioning - excellent trade engines. Therefore, all the doors wide open and out of shops on the pedestrian powerful streams pours cool air. You do not want to, but you come for a moment to rest from the unbearable heat. Blessed are the only morning hours and after sunset.
, said in Hong Kong, little has changed after the departure of the British. Somewhere in the city center located a small Chinese garrison, but the soldiers go out on the street in civilian clothes firing only, so the Chinese presence is not felt in any way. Still acts very tough border controls with neighboring Shenzhen - but only in one direction, for the Chinese. Hong Kong residents go to the neighbors freely and many even live in Shenzhen, where the apartments are cheaper several times.
The city is very interesting, contrasting and bright. Residents of good-natured and relaxed. My assessment Hong Kong - five with minus. Less of the heat, of course. So with us, northerners can not.
At the end of the day the owners of shops take out on street food and burn paper as money - it is such a victim of local deities for successful trading.
Hong Kong Center on the island and trying to win from the sea more and more territory, moving towards the other part of the city - on the Coulon. Soon on this embankment will be new skyscrapers. Here, one of the highest real estate prices in the world.
It is hard to even imagine how much it costs to buy an apartment here. I called some sky-high prices for small cells, like our hruschob.
Fishermen on the Coulon. View of Hong Kong.
Red and white bugs on the road - a taxi. Their multitudes and is the most convenient form of transportation - cheap, fast and air-conditioned.
In the city of more than half a million Filipinos - they are maids and nannies. By law, they have one day off - Sunday. To the owners do not exploit them these days, Filipino Do not stay home. They would like to, but can not, the laws are stricter. They have nowhere to go, so the center of the city on Sundays is an interesting spectacle - wherever there is the slightest shadow, sitting thousands of young Filipino women - play cards, talk, eat, sleep. In short, to spend the weekend.
Filipinos everywhere here - in strip bars trying to fool tourists head stroynenkie girls in cafes playing rock band from the Philippines - excellent, by the way, musicians.
Look for these two skyscrapers crawl panda koala as wood.
In order to take a picture of Hong Kong from the top, we went up in a helicopter. We took off from the roof of the hotel on the Coulon. And this is our manager on the rise. Something of the spy thriller.
Playground and courts - it's not land, it is somewhere in the level of the thirtieth floor.
Local money in Hong Kong print three different banks. Denominations same face value, but quite different in design.
Here, all mingled - shiny metal and glass bank offices, shops Cartier and here are the shops.
Bamboo - the main material for scaffolding.
A view of the city from Mount Victoria.
A typical street in Kongonge.
Sewer here all to see.
If you are up here on the toll-free moving walkways, at the end of the path you can get two dollars on his travel on the subway - you just bring it to a special machine at the exit.
When you fly in a helicopter to remove the door, you are hanging over the abyss, and tried her best not to notice it.
Dachshund such color I met for the first time. Boy battle, very curious.
A window in the hotel - like the screen in a movie theater. Every morning and every evening - a new film.
The residents of Hong Kong.
Occasionally caught European officials, even some Russian.
Smart Hong Kong people are waiting for the green traffic light in the shadows, three meters from the roadway. Very hot, I repeat.
These trams, still remaining from colonial times, very nice, but to go to their torture - no air conditioning. Used especially robust local and tourists who drive through several stops and popping out like scalded.
As it stands the tram drivers - the mind boggles.
The finished painting on the wall. Very photogenic city.
Porcelain bride on Coulon.
In Hong Kong, other than the subway - clean, tidy, very elegant in design. Stations different color of walls and characters on them.
Absolutely stunning shop tin soldiers. Then there just is not. That's Cossack division of von Pannwitz captured guerrilla.
This is, of course, the same sundeck Hitler's home in the mountains. Here and Hitler and Eva Braun, and Himmler in a rocking chair.
Rommel's Afrika Korps. Panzer IV, which is in the center, went with me to Moscow. In general, there are all those who fought in World War II hand - ours, the British, the Americans, the Italians. No Japanese only - none at all. Remember not forgiven.
Parisienne flirts with a German soldier. Ugh ... :)
Night street with fortunetellers and soothsayers. Here comes out of the cage bird and pulls out a card with your future. Then, when things come to pass, this bird will find Fig.
The striking bone carving. This tusk is worth some astronomical money.
But it's worth it, of course.
Here's a he - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Two great civilizations in one bottle.
This grandfather arranged a bed on the steps of Lamborghini salon right in front of me. He fumbled a bit in their cartons, and instantly fell asleep. In this picture - the whole Hong Kong.