Victoria Harbour Panorama

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Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. The harbour's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent development as a trading centre.

Throughout its history, the harbour has seen numerous reclamation projects undertaken on both shores, many of which have caused controversy in recent years due to environmental concerns concerning water quality and natural habitats in addition to economic concerns that benefits of land reclamation may be less than the effects of decreased harbour width, affecting the number of vessels passing through the harbour. Nonetheless it still retains its founding role as a port for thousands of international vessels each year.

Long famous for its spectacular views, the harbour is a major tourist attraction of Hong Kong. Lying in the middle of the territory's dense urban region, the harbour is the site of annual fireworks displays and its promenades are popular gathering places for tourists and residents.

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Comments (211)

Ivan Logvinov on May 11

Thanks, Dule!

Javier Mañana on May 12

Muy buena fotografía, gracias por compartir. - Saludos desde Uruguay. - Javier.

Ivan Logvinov on May 14

Hello, Javier! Thanks for your kind comment!

Isabel. E. on May 26

Impressive shot Ivan!!!! LIKE!!!!!! Have a nice day. Isabel

Jörg R. on May 31

You present Hongkong fantastic , Ivan !

YSL

Kind greetings

Ivan Logvinov on June 1

Dear Isabel and Jörg! Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you liked the photo!

CHO PIGU on June 23

素敵な写真!

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My ♥ ♡ ♥ photos

日本からのご挨拶。

Ivan Logvinov on June 25

Dear CHO PIGU! Thanks for visiting my gallery and all your compliments!

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Amplia panorámica del puerto, buena toma Ivan.
Hasta pronto, un saludo.
Armando.

Ivan Logvinov on July 7

Thank you, Armando!

Begoña C L on July 10

Spectacular shot!

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Best wishes, Begoña

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Ivan Logvinov
Россия, Амурская область, Blagoveshchensk

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 20, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ivan Logvinov
    • Taken on 2012/03/25 12:38:36
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • F/Stop: f/9.110
    • ISO Speed: ISO100

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