loved this place -- great people and food (oh my god, din tai fung!). i can't say we did much of anything cultural during our 7 day stay. we hung out, ate food, hunted for used camera parts, downed lots of coffee, (then) drank lots of carlsberg beer, took photos, watched music videos on the hotel TV before bed and pete jumped off a junk boat. yup, except for the junk boat part, our days were on-repeat up until our very "last" day.
some pictures of the markets on and around graham street:
some more street shots:
i love shooting alleyways and thought this picture (above left) showed some of the small-time infrastructure that help keep people cool in the heat -- old buildings, new AC units. also, the alleyway is remarkably clean. the green structure the picture in above right is the longest escalator in the world (don't know whether that's true). the escalator does run up a steep hill for a good distance. the escalator runs downhill during the morning rush hour (before 10am) and then switches uphill for the commute home.
views from victoria peak: