Friday, October 5, 2012

The Star Ferry Pier, Hong Kong

The charming Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. While the two sides of Victoria Harbour are now connected by a world-class infrastructure system of road and rail tunnels, tens of millions of people still climb aboard the humble Star Ferry vessels each year. Many visitors take the ride for an up-close look at one of the world’s most photographed harbours, while locals have kept their affection for it because, even after a century, it’s still a highly reliable and efficient form of transport.  

From a large set of birdstamps, issued 2006, the Common Kingfisher (left) and the Little Egret (right).


lostforwords101 said...

It's a nice experience riding the Star Ferry :) It was fun when it's tossed by the waves and it rocks from left to right.

My Star Ferry postcard :D

Happy weekend!

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