Just imagine a city that made a big step into the future, but kept the old traditions in the hearts of its millions. Hong Kong has learned a lot from the many cultures that it interacts with every day, but it has kept its uniqueness and authenticity.
As you walk by the seafront at Victoria Harbour, you will see an old wooden boat that is called a “junk” locally, with bright red sails smoothly cruising between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. I remember seeing these boats during the first few minutes of the movie “The World of Suzy Wong”. I dreamt I could go back to the past to enjoy the authentic touch of Hong Kong and, I believe that dreams come true, especially the ones that are dreamt by girls.
The boat that we see every day is called the Aqua Luna, an elegant and exquisite landmark of Hong Kong. It is a beautiful handcrafted vessel built in the traditional style. Of course, cruising in the classy surroundings of Aqua Luna is how we chose to celebrate arriving in Hong Kong. As we boarded at the Tsim Sha Tsui Pier, our unforgettable adventure began. We sat down on comfortable chairs and enjoyed evening wine, while watching the blazing orange sun setting behind the modern skyline. The water of the Harbor reflected the mosaic of lights of the skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Hong Kong.
Location: Aqua Luna, Hong Kong
Photographers: Vitaliy Pototskiy, Veronica Pototska; Retouch: Veronica Pototska