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 (185)

Kai Kitsada 4 days ago

nice shot F+L 17/100

Gonzalo Martínez 2 days ago

Awesome view! really beautiful capture. Like + Fav. Greetings from Argentina :)

Ivan Logvinov 2 days ago

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

David Guruli yesterday

Привет Иван. Отличный кадр.
С наилучшими пожеланиями, Давид.

Ivan Logvinov 19 hours ago

Спасибо, Давид, рад, что Вам понравилось!

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Ivan Logvinov
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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