Des Voeux Road West in Sai Ying Pun

Des Voeux Road West in Sai Ying Pun

Photographer's Note

Des Voeux Road West is famous for all the shops selling Chinese preserved foods.

This shot was taken from the tram stop in the road. If you follow the tram lines, you can see the other tram stop in the distance. The MTR doesn't come this far eastwards - at the moment - so buses, trams and minibuses are heavily used.

From Wikipedia :

"Des Voeux Road Central and Des Voeux Road West are two roads on the north shore of the Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. They were named after the 10th Governor of Hong Kong, Sir George William Des Vœux. The name was predominantly spelt with the ligature œ in pre-war documents but is nowadays spelt officially as Des Voeux Road.

Des Voeux Road West runs from Western Shek Tong Tsui. It reaches an alignment several blocks down at the junction with Connaught Road West and becomes Kennedy Town Praya in Shek Tong Tsui."

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Camera Details

Camera: Olympus C-7000 / C-70 Zoom.
Date taken: 2005-05-03.
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds.