China: Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the most spectacular cities in the world, with a dynamic skyline squeezed between Victoria Harbor and steep hills, a rich mix of Chinese and western culture, dense crowds, British-style double-decker buses, gritty commuter ferries, street-food delights and first-rate restaurants, frenetic nighttime shopping, and an archipelago's worth of islands to explore.
Wendy spent the summer of 2007 interning in Hong Kong for a large multinational financial conglomerate that is now cutting back on its expansion plans as it digs through heaps of devalued subprime crap, orphaned leveraged loans, and liquidity support obligations. Patrick visited her there at the beginning of July. The photographs here include several images of the fireworks on July 1 celebrating the 10th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China.
This is still a work in progress, although my claim last year that I'd be posting more photos over the next few months is now looking pretty hollow.
Photographs from Hong Kong
Maps of China and Yunnan