Friday, May 26, 2006

Free transport

Yes, there is free transport from Central to mid-hill on the HK island -- the Central/Mid-levels escalators. It is 800-meter long and makes a 135-meter vertical climb/descent between Central (near the sea) to the Mid-Levels area, saving a lot of traffic along the narrow zigzag roads on the hill. The escalators go one-way uphill or downhill depending on the time of the day. See more photos on Wiki.

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Blogger santy said ... (May 26, 2006 6:02 PM) : 

I think it's cool how it's side by side with the stairs. When it's going uphill, can people still take the stairs to go up? nice shot by the way :)

 

Blogger ljubljana_photo said ... (May 26, 2006 6:07 PM) : 

Great shot, really captures the pace of life there.

 

Blogger chris.h. said ... (May 26, 2006 6:30 PM) : 

santy asked the same question I was going to ask!

 

Blogger Brian said ... (May 26, 2006 6:57 PM) : 

good idea, good way to save on car traffic...

 

Blogger Chantal said ... (May 26, 2006 7:40 PM) : 

nice impression of the scene.

 

Blogger Mark said ... (May 26, 2006 8:19 PM) : 

This so cool, love to try it one day.What are the views like?

 

Blogger bob said ... (May 26, 2006 9:11 PM) : 

Great shot

 

Blogger Kris said ... (May 26, 2006 10:04 PM) : 

thats very clever solution! a Good shot,too!

 

Anonymous michelle said ... (May 26, 2006 11:46 PM) : 

if i remember it well, some scenes in 'Chungking Express', a film of Wong-ka-wai, were shot in these escalators... Lisi ?
p:s don't know why think of this film when seeing the picture ??!!

 

Blogger luggi said ... (May 27, 2006 12:31 AM) : 

It's a nice short cut, for sure.

 

Blogger Cynthia! said ... (May 27, 2006 2:14 AM) : 

grat shot!!! It must be so cool to cross it like this!!

 

Anonymous bruce said ... (May 27, 2006 3:03 AM) : 

I was there in April this year. I went there just to see this thing. And my questions was why they didn't build one for coming back down.

 

Blogger Ryan of OC Photos said ... (May 27, 2006 2:03 PM) : 

Nice shot. The like the subtle motion in this photo.

 

Blogger Louise said ... (May 27, 2006 2:35 PM) : 

What a great idea. This photo really captures the ordinary people!

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (May 27, 2006 5:48 PM) : 

Santy and Chris -- yes, of course, you can go either way on the stairs but frankly, I haven't seen anybody using the stairs instead.

Mark -- the view is typical of HK, you'll see lots of concrete around you!

Michelle -- same here...and it attracts a lot of Asian tourists because of that film.

Thanks for the footprints everyone!

 

Blogger chillycraps said ... (May 29, 2006 6:59 AM) : 

it's pretty cool on the escalator, cos you can see those second storey cafe or bookstore...

things that one can only find in hk..

 

Blogger Chris said ... (June 07, 2006 4:16 AM) : 

Great shot ! Two world seem to oppose. Framing is excellent.

 

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