......To attract more tourists the Administration had a very good idea. In Kowloon there is a promenade. People go there to walk and to admire the buildings nicely lit up on the other side of the Harbor, on Hong Kong Island. So, they thought "what about creating a show?". And nowadays everybody can admire the "Symphony of Lights" every night at 8pm. A show of music and lights which lasts for about 15 minutes.
......The best viewing locations of this nightly spectacle are along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront between the Avenue of Stars and the Kong Kong Cultural Centre. The show begins with the introduction of the buildings, both in Hong Kong and Kowloon, such as Bank of China Tower, the IFC Tower, Central Plaza, AIG Tower, Bank of America Tower, Hong Kong City Hall and so on.
......Bruce Lee's statue on Avenue of Stars
......To pay tribute to outstanding professionals of Hong Kong's film industry, to promote tourism industry, and to consolidate Hong Kong's position as Asia's World City, the Avenue of Stars which is located at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade was given a glittering official opening on 27 April 2004. It was opened to the public and visitors from all over the world from 28 April 2004 onwards.
......A cruise ship crossing the Harbor
......Christmas wish on a building on HK Island
......The Intercontinental and Peninsula Hotel on the Promenade. Peninsula Hotel, 5 star deluxe, besides the fact that has a beautiful architecture, has a long story that goes back to 1920s.
......Yes, that's me. The only picture. So don't look for others.
......The Symphony of Lights Show (http://www.tourism.gov.hk/symphony/)comprises five major themes, taking spectators on a unique journey celebrating the energy, spirit and diversity of Hong Kong:
......The first scene "Awakening" begins with flashes of laser lights that give life to a nucleus of light-energy which gradually illuminates participating buildings using an array of dancing lights and rainbow colour. This scene symbolizes the genesis and powerful growth of Hong Kong.
......The second scene "Energy" is represented by the display of rising colour patterns and the sweeping of the lasers and searchlights energetically across the night sky, signifying the vibrant energy of Hong Kong.
......In the third scene "Heritage", traditional lucky red and gold colours are displayed across buildings on both sides of the Harbour, complemented by the introduction of music using Chinese musical instruments, symbolizing Hong Kong's colourful heritage and rich cultural traditions.
......The fourth scene "Partnership" features a display of laser beams and sweeping searchlights scanning across the Harbour, representing an illuminated connection with the opposite side. Beams reach out to symbolically connect the two sides of the Harbour into one greater and unified partnership.
......The finale "Celebration" brings out a powerful rhythmic display of swirling, kaleidoscopic patterns of lights and beams dancing lively across the Harbour. The exciting final scene signifies the celebration of the close partnership between the two sides of the Harbour and represents an even brighter future for Asia's world city - Hong Kong.
......It was a heavy rain but to my surprise the pictres turned out pretty well.
......End of Chapter 2.
.....Chapter 3 follows - Lantau Island