Almost everything in Hong Kong is of a massive scale, particularly when compared to a nation the size of New Zealand. Aldrich Bay and the neighbouring Shau Kei Wan is home to over eighty thousand people in an area the size of an average size suburb, though despite this density the area seems tranquil and uncrowded.
This area is one of my favourite places in Hong Kong, the view over the bay to the apartment blocks of Yau Tong provides the separation required to appreciate the scale of a forty-story high apartment block - Behind the viewer is a scene of similar scale and height, however from the foot of these massive buildings one loses a sense of scale.
In the right of this image you can see the typhoon shelter that provides safe harbour for fishermen, many of whom live on their boats.
Change being a constant in Hong Kong, the sight of a tower crane in the distance heralds the news that in a few short years time the skyline will have changed completely. Where the distant apartments stand was home to shipyards until the start of the millennium.