Hong Kong Bound… - Sean Gallagher - Photographer & Filmmaker | Beijing, China

Hong Kong Bound…

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in News | 2 Comments

Hong Kong residents and tourists walk past the famous Hong Kong skyline. 2008

This weekend I head south to the amazing city of Hong Kong! It’s my first serious travel of the year and I’m looking forward to getting away from the bitter cold of Beijing, for the warmer climes of the South China Sea.

I last went to Hong Kong in 2008 and was really blown away by the energy of the city and the mix of east and west. As a former British colony, it still has many British influences, which obviously make me feel at home being a Brit myself.

I shall be speaking at the University of Hong Kong during my time in the city, dropping in to give a presentation to some of the students there. I’ll also be shooting around the city, adding some images to the National Geographic Image Collection hopefully. So, I have a few days to wander around the city and try to capture that energy which captivated me last time. Will try to post updates during my week.

If you have visited Hong Kong before and have some reccomendations of places that MUST be photographed, please do let me know. Happy to hear suggestions!


  1. Martin Keeley
    January 29, 2012

    Hope you got my last recommendations – try this one, as well, it’s truly amazing: Tao Shrine of 10,000 Buddhas.


  2. Martin Keeley
    January 29, 2012

    Hmmm…doesn’t look like you got the first message. Try going to Lantau Island on the Ferry and then come back – some great views of the city from the ocean. Also, some cool villages on Lantau itself. And don’t forget the Big Buddha on Lantau, and take the cable car back into town – some fantastic visuals.

    safe travels, see you in April??


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