Thursday, April 13, 2017

Weiße Fracht für Hongkong - Dietmar Schönherr (1963) - Fei Ngo Shan Road, Kowloon

Fei Ngo Shan is the Chinese name for Kowloon Peak. If you ever get the chance to get up here then it is well worth the effort because of the views from the ridge over Kowloon to the south and the New Territories to the north.

The top picture shows the view to the north, taking in a large area of Sai Kung including the Ho Chung valley (the flat bit right of middle), Hebe Haven (the bit of enclosed water just beyond Ho Chung) and Port Shelter and beyond that even further the High Island area before it became a reservoir..

View towards Sai Kung area

The road forms a hairpin bend at this section as it moves from the north side of the ridge to the south, and from here we get the views over to Kowloon. In the top picture you can see pretty much all of the Kowloon peninsula including the Kai Tak runway sticking out into the bay and Stonecutter Island on the other side  (top right). The double-pointed hill between the actors in the second picture is actually Lion Rock with Beacon Hill beyond and to its left. Actually, you can get fairly similar views even today because most of the change has occurred away from the slopes of the hills.

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