It was a very cold, late summer night with rain clouds looming at a distance but as our itinerary was tight (we were supposed to travel to Macau the very next noon), we decided to go to this fashionable promenade anyway. We also planned to watch the ‘Symphony of Lights’ show which starts at 8 p.m. every night except for terribly inclement weather. Apparently, the Avenue of Stars provided one of the best locations to view the show.
Throngs of people from God knows where – most of them were tourists anyway. If you are snapping a photo, it’s very likely that you are one.
A majestic scene of Hong Kong. Shimmering waves gently reflecting dazzling lights.
At the bottom left hand corner, you could see the railings which you could sit on to enjoy the lights show later on. Come early and pick a good seat. You’d have to be very careful sitting on these makeshift seats, though – no one could come and save you on time if you fall into the cold sea below.
The sea waves got quite turbulent after 7:30 p.m.
I love this picture. Man, I really love Hong Kong now!
Some areas were brightly lit whereas most others were not. That was the only gripe I’ve got about the place.
Yes, that’s a good spot to watch the show. There are many of these vantage points, though, if you move farther along the avenue.
Dad asked me to take this, otherwise, I wouldn’t be arsed to do so.
Mom’s favourite singer – Samuel Hui.
Sorry that it’s not very clear – it’s Bruce Lee! There’s a statue of him below as well. Lots of shutterbugs asked their friends to pose here. I got off this shot in a rare moment of lull in activity.
Jackie Chan also has his own star and set of handprints.
Not far from Jackie Chan’s star – Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing.
Geez, I hunted really far for this. I couldn’t get a satisfactory shot of this particular star, no thanks to the lack of street lights, so this should do.
Here’s where you could get some delicious roasted cuttlefish snacks. We bought some and they were gone in a wink, else I’d take some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Look at how far we’ve gone…
Ok, show’s about to start, and we have selected this vantage point.
Quiet, boys and girls – it’s showtime!
A building behind the avenue also wants to join in the fun!
For a free spectacle, I’d say that it’s quite worth the trip there. If admittance costs money, I’d demand for a refund. Ok, I’m just joking – it was actually something quite special and it’s great that HK Tourism Board came up with something quite original to lure people to flock to the Avenue of Stars at night.
Heading back to our serviced apartment – taking another scenic view of Kowloon:
This pic would have been quite nice but for that
idiot poser standing at the bottom left hand corner.
Heading home – next itinerary on the trip – Macau!