Exploring Hong Kong with Google Street View (Part 1)

Hong Kong is one of those places that is known for its skyline, its unique topography—and for being the most prominent example of a colony handed back to its government. If you’ve never been there (as I haven’t), it’s hard to get a sense of Hong Kong’s geography just from looking at the map (Google’s labels aren’t much help either): There is no sense of cohesion between the islands, and the central business district is hard to identify (compared to say, Paris or even Chicago), and unless you are looking at a topographical map, you can’t see where…

Read full article »