At last I have come to the last destination on my 21 day tour of China. Hong Kong was less smoggy than anywhere else we had been, though there was a haze as the day heated up.
The hotel as seen from a lovely park which we crossed on our way to the subway station.
We stayed at l’Hotel Nina et Convention Centre in the New Territories, not on Hong Kong Island, nor in Kowloon, which lies between the New Territories and Hong Kong Island. Our fellow tour-ists also stayed there and ate breakfast there, but we were free to tour Hong Kong on our own time and according to our own tastes.
The hotel consisted of two towers, with a bridge at the 51st floor. I think we were either just below or just above that floor.
Half way up the rise to our room, we had to change elevators – somewhere around the 44th floor. The elevator lobby at that height looked westward and southwest towards sea lanes and shipping. Most of the following photos were taken out of windows so you will see reflections in some of the corners.
Looking west towards Lantau Island and HK airport.
The land to the right of the bridge is called Tsing Yi
Looking southwest past Gin Drinkers’ Bay and towards Rambler Channel. (Don’t you believe everything on Google Maps?)
This photo was taken at ground level while walking to the subway and it shows another section of the highway which appears in the lower left of the two previous photos.
From the same elevator lobby you could also see south towards a densely populated city where building was going on everywhere.
The building on the left is the same one as on the right of the second photo
From our room we could see south and eastwards towards the mountains of the New Territories.
The New Territories.
The New Territories.
Looking down, you could see the hotel’s amenities, but we never went!
Expensive real estate for a pool and tennis courts.
This dining table seats at least 25. We breakfast buffet clients didn’t get to sit there!
Longer than my house is wide!
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