Sunday, September 04, 2011
New Hung Hom Promenade (紅磡海濱長廊)
Probably few people have seen these images. This is the new Hung Hom Promenade. The photographs were taken Sunday morning, 3 September, 2011, before the official opening that afternoon. In fact, right after I have taken the photographs, I was ushered off the promenade by a man in a uniform.
If you start from the Avenue of Starts on the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade, and walk eastwards towards Hung Hom, you can go up the slope leading to a footbridge outside the Hong Kong Post International Mail Center. The footbridge takes you over and across the piers of the International Mail Center, and the piers linked to the railways. Then you can go down another slope right next to Harbourfront Horizon, to the western end of the new Hung Hom Promenade.
In the distance in the east is the Hung Hom Ferry Piers.
Now you can walk (or run) from the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Piers (尖沙咀天星碼頭) to the Laguna Verde (海逸豪園) and Fishermen’s Wharf along the waterfront, without having to cross any roads. It is about 4 kilometers in length, and quite a nice run. The only problem is sometimes you have to fight through the crowds of tourists at the Avenue of Stars.
I have a dream, that one day I can run from Lai Chi Kok (荔枝角) to Kwun Tong (觀塘) along the north side of the waterfront. And from Kennedy Town (堅尼地城) to Chai Wan (柴灣) on the south side.