When it flew past Shatin, I could make up the apartment block where I used to live, and the paths where I used to ride bicycles and run with my daughters.
Over the hills of East Kowloon, there was the Eastern half of Victoria Harbour, East Kowloon and East Hong Kong Island - and the old runway of Kai Tak Airport.
Then it was the Western half of the Victoria Harbour.
The two needle-like towers symbolically guarding the passage through the harbour. The Stonecutter Island Bridge stretching across the huge container port.
Multiple bridges now link Kowloon to Tsing Yi Island, which was isolated and almost uninhabited only a few decades ago.
The Tsing Ma Bridge remains as beautiful as ever - and vulnerable to mighty storms as well as the mundane traffic accidents. What will happen if someone attacks it deliberately?
The Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macau Bridge is taking shape. It is a huge construction. It is also logistically and politically complicated.
What will it turn out to be like?