Classic sights in Hong Kong

First of all, a panoramic view of the Honk Kong island seen from the other side of the channel in Kowloow. Something like Manhattan on a long thin line ?

Kowloon ("kow"+"loon") litterally means "Nine Dragons", a lucky number. Here in HK the dragon is often associated with a pearl in its paws, and while the dragon impersonates the Kowloon peninsula, the northern part of the city, the pearl is Hong Kong island, the southern part. The name "pearl" is also made clear by the night view of the city from the high Peak.

To go from one side to the other, you have a few road tunnels, the subway, but the best way to do it (and the cheapest) is the good old ferry, departing every 10 minutes.

Everywhere in the city, more often in Wan Chai and Causeway bay probably, can you see the mix of the derelict 50s buildings greying out, with external air ventilations being added over time, and the bright new skycrapers, setting each time new height records.

A bit more down to earth, this kind of sign is extremely common. Each slope seem to be registered and treated with care.

Hong Kong wouldnt be the same without the hundred neon signs populating the streets, cramming up so much that you can hardly see any of them more than others.

McDonald's seem to originate from HK, seeing at the number of outlets here. I reckon there is one every 200 meters or so. Out of the 10 busiest outlets in the world, 7 are said to be in the city, and thats no surprise.

They even invented the McDonald's ice cream vendor, coming soon to a beach near you !

More typical, not so cheaper (knowing that McDo is very cheap here), and mostly a lot more adventurous are the numerous noodle shops...

...and part of the most common shops is of course the 7 Elevens, daring to propose exactly the same small products lineup in every place.