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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Εξαιρετική! Μου αρέσει 129 ! Χαιρετισμούς, Νίκος

Ivan Logvinov on April 24

Dear Νίκος, thanks a lot for your visit and comments!

刘红石 on April 28

真漂亮!感谢您的分享。

Ivan Logvinov on May 9

非常感谢您的光临和鼓励的话!

Jacek Firmanty on May 14

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liem ailie on June 3

Hi, Ivan Logvinov

very beautiful capture L&F

best regard 蒂芙尼 林

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  • Uploaded on April 20, 2012
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    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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