I arrived in Hong Kong yesterday, on the very last day of my visa. The road from Hezhou was a little rough because of the pacing–136 km/85 miles a long day for me at this point. I’ll spend the next week working out visas, enjoying unfettered access to Google, and meeting local advocacy groups. Pictures from the last few weeks:
4 thoughts on “贺州 （Hezhou) to 香港(Hong Kong)”
A very exciting place, Hong Kong!
Re your street scene pic:
Forty years ago I was part of a group organized to bring a growing proliferation of assertive, often trashy street signs in Eugene’s downtown under some sort of control. We succeeded in getting an ordinance that limited the size of signs, their projection, lighting , etc. It worked well, making Eugene’s downtown a tidy, orderly place, not at all like New York’s Times Square or the dynamic street you found. A proliferation of signs has to reach a critical mass, a certain density and extravagance and to be part of a high-rise context to become visually dynamic. The closed view and relative narrowness of the street also help raise the intensity of the experience because they fill one’s whole visual field. (Imagine the difference if the street were a hundred feet wide and open to a limitless horizon.)
The people, the signs…everything is really packed in to a narrow field of vision, for sure. I can see how those sign complexes wouldn’t work in Eugene.
Fascinating photos and commentary! Thank you, Forrest!
Thanks for reading!