Hong Kong abounds with magnificent and imaginative high rise buildings, all seeming to outdo each other for originality of design, height, functionality etc. The Bank of China, designed by IM Pei, is perhaps one of the most striking, majestically dominating the skyline like a shard of crystal reaching for the sky. Even though these days there are many that rise higher, there’s nothing that quite matches those sharp angles.

Canon 40D with a 10-22 EFS lens at 10mm; ISO 400 f9 1/1250.

Uploaded 15 April 2009
Numbers of views on 29 November 2011: 135


china, highrise, buildings, hongkong

Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at

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  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellabout 5 years ago

    Always like this viewpoint of skyscrapers. Caught perfectly

  • Many thanks, Andrew.

    – David Clarke

  • g8tway
    g8twayabout 5 years ago

    Really like the angle you took this from, great shot David….

  • Thanks so much, Tim.

    – David Clarke

  • margotk
    margotkabout 5 years ago

    Excellent perspective shot – very dramatic!

  • Thanks very much, Margot

    – David Clarke

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 5 years ago

    Excellent angel here Dave, superb capture!!!

  • You had me wondering there, Lyn, I was searching the shot for something I’d missed, then I realised you’d made a typo!! Thanks very much:)))

    – David Clarke

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 5 years ago

    Bwahahahhahaa…….can’t you see the angel then??

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

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