Victoria Harbour is one of Hong Kong's greatest assets, a jewel that people marvel at, no matter how many times they visit the city. People come from all over the world to see and admire it. Thus states the Hong Kong Tourism Board website about the natural landform harbor situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula whose naturally deep and sheltered waters teem with activity and shores offer up many scenic waterfront views.
For some years now, there has been cries about over-reclamation of land around Victoria Harbour and jokes made about how some day soon, reclamation will make for people being able to walk across it. (As it currently stands, ferry rides across it takes mere minutes.) But reclamation goes on -- like it has for decades now. (Indeed, much of the current waterfront areas along Victoria Harbour -- and quite some meters of space back (including all the way to Queen's Road on Hong Kong Island) -- is reclaimed land.)
Yet amidst all the area's hustle and bustle of on-going reclamation efforts and otherwise, there continues to be places where moments of tranquility can be grasped or at least glimpsed -- places where individuals (like the fellows viewed in silhouette in this Photo Hunt entry) can go for a bit of quiet time away from the madding crowd. Often times, it's with fishing gear -- sometimes not much more than a fishing line minus rod but with hooked bait at one end -- in hand. At other times, it's just to gaze out at the waters and land not so far across.
For my part, I welcome the various photo opportunities that Victoria Harbour offers -- and that even though my apartment doesn't have a much vaunted "harbor view", it's close enough to the harbor front that views like these literally are within walking distance from it. :)