Picture of the Week 36

Shing Mun reservoir, from the top of Needle Hill


Three Sunsets

Unable to choose between three pictures for the next ‘Picture of the Week’, and because my ‘Picture of the Week’ feature has become more of a ‘Picture of the Month and a Half’, I decided to just go completely wild and publish 3 pictures in one go.

This first one captures the two tallest buildings in the city – the IFC in the foreground and the ICC gleaming in the fading sun, facing off against each other across the harbour. While looming over them in a rare appearance out from under the haze is Tai Mo Shan – Hong Kong’s highest peak, perhaps making a statement about how nature always has the last word over man’s puny attempts to reach the sky. Or something.

Sometimes sunsets can be brooding and tinged with melancholy, as in the 1st picture, but sometimes they can be light and full of promise. This was taken from a ferry puttering back to Sai Kung one Friday afternoon, the weekend stretching out suggestively before us.

And then some sunsets are neither ominously bruised nor promisingly bright. Some are just peachy – like this one from a beach on Cheung Chau last weekend. The hills of Lantau are just visible in the background.

And there you go – a week (or so) in Hong Kong, in three sunsets.