This is the first in a multi-part photo series on Hong Kong. In January & February this year we spent three weeks exploring the fragrant harbour’s multitude districts amidst the coldest cold snap they’d had in over 70 years (though the city still appears endlessly equatorial). Above each of the colourfully tiled MTR stations spread vastly different neighbourhoods, each with their own unique ambience, industry and diversity. This part of the series focuses on the Central, Western and Wan Chai districts of northern Hong Kong Island.

 

Sai Ying Pun apartment block clothes drying rack

Laundry drying in Sai Ying Pun.

Sai Ying Pun apartment blocks Hong Kong

View over Sai Ying Pun.

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Wall details in Central.

 

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A place to cool off at Wing Lee Street, Sheung Wan.

 

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Graham Street Market, Central.

 

Wing Lee Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Fancy a game? Wing Lee Street rest area.

 

Sheung Wan's colourful apartment blocks.

View through the pastels of Sheung Wan.

 

Palm on Ladder Street, Sheung Wan.

Boxed jungle in Ladder Street, Sheung Wan.

 

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A playground & sitting out area below Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan.

 

Circular window on Lok Ku Road, Sheung Wan.

Lok Ku Road, Sheung Wan.

 

Stone Nullah Lane.

Hanging with the aquatic locals in Stone Nullah lane, Wan Chai.

 

Pak Tai Temple, Wan Chai.

Pak Tai Temple, Wan Chai.

 

Black Garden, Tai Ping Shan.

Blake Street Garden, Tai Ping Shan.

 

Ladder Street, Sheung Wan.

Looking up from Ladder Street, Sheung Wan.