Cloud city, Hong Kong!
Fog rolling in from Victoria Harbour to partially obscure
sections of some of the buildings next to it
"I don't want a sea view." When I told property agents this years ago when I was looking for a flat to move into, they often looked surprised or assumed that what I was implicitly saying was that I wanted cheaper options (since views of Victoria Harbour and/or its neighboring bodies of water are premium flat features in the eyes of many Hong Kongers).
Actually though, as I explained to those who asked why this was so, this was because I had experienced too many days with air so polluted that one couldn't see across to the other side of Victoria Harbour. And, in all honesty, I could imagine that sight depressing me so much that I'd not want to leave my apartment, or even the bed, if I were to come across it first thing in the morning!
Put another way: one of the few things I really dislike about Hong Kong is the air pollution that makes me unable to take beautifully high visibility days for granted. And when I saw such as the top of the International Commercial Centre look like it was floating in midair and heard the sound of multiple foghorns blasting away when I was walking near the Central Ferry Piers this afternoon, my initial reaction was to fear that I was breathing super polluted air once more.
Upon looking closer though, I realized that the low visibility actually was being caused by low-lying clouds rolling in from Victoria Harbour onto the land on both sides of it. And while I have to say that I wouldn't have felt that good if I had been on a ferry or another boat sailing in the harbor or the waters surrounding it that afternoon, I -- who had her feet firmly on shore -- did indeed feel able to breathe a sigh of relief as well as enjoy the pretty unusual foggy sights! ;b