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This Visual Portrait Explores the Complexities of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory in southeastern China known for its skyscrapers, urban density, and high prices. However, on Nico Van Orshoven's travelogue, Everywhere in Particular, the Belgian architect creates a visual portrait of the territory beyond the stereotypes. With lively public spaces and stunning natural landscapes, Hong Kong can and will surprise you.

© Nico Van Orshoven

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory in southeastern China known for its skyscrapers, urban density, and high prices. However, on Nico Van Orshoven's travelogue, Everywhere in Particular, the Belgian architect creates a visual portrait of the territory beyond the stereotypes. With lively public spaces and stunning natural landscapes, Hong Kong can and will surprise you.Below, Van Orshoven recounts his visit to Hong Kong:
© Nico Van Orshoven

Hong Kong is not your average city. It doesn?t feel European, with its endless skyscrapers and palm tree-lined avenues. There?s no sign of a turbulent, post-colonial aftermath found in many large African cities either, where often bad political judgment results in a lack of maintenance and investments in residential development and urban infrastructure. Living spaces are definitely too small to feel American or Australian. Yet sometimes the city doesn?t feel specifically Asian either. Too many people speaking excellent English and Mercedes and Tesla cars roaming the clean and well-signaled streets. It?s like a melting pot, a...
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