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心の故郷に帰る旅、私の香港

A tram trip in Hong Kong Island - Vol. 2

December, 02, 2016

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北角小学校 NORTH POINT PRIMARY SCHOOL



香港は香港島と九龍半島と二つのエリアに分かれています。香港島と言えば、ビジネスエリアのセントラル、そして100万ドルの夜景が見渡せるピーク(山頂)、島の裏側には映画慕情でも有名な素晴らしい海が見渡せるレパルスベイなど、観光スポットもいっぱい、トラム(電車)は香港島のみ走っています。

Hong Kong is divided into two areas, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula. Hong Kong Island has a wide variety of tourism spots, such as Central which is a business area, the peak from which you can view a million-dollar night view, and Repulse Bay, which offers a fantastic view of the ocean located in the back side of the island. Repulse Bay is also famous for the movie “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.” Trams operate only in Hong Kong Island.


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真夏の香港、室外機もフル回転。 During the summer, air conditioners are in top gear.


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銅羅灣(Causeway Bay )



銅羅灣(Causeway Bay )は東京で言えば渋谷でしょうか?大きなビルボードに大型ショッピングモールの時代広場(Times Square)やレストランなどひしめきあっています。そしてこの丸い360度見渡せる陸橋も銅羅灣ならではです。

Causeway Bay could be regarded as Shibuya, Tokyo. There are large billboards, shopping malls, a square called the Times Square, and many restaurants. This bridge offering a panoramic view is also a must spot to visit in Causeway Bay.


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砲台山(Fortress Hill)



英皇道 (King’s Road) を東へと走るトラム、山側の壁面をチェッカーにペイントされた駅ここは砲台山(Fortress Hill)です。

Trams running down the King’s Road heading for the east, and this station with the wall on the mountain side painted as checkers is located in Fortress Hill.


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砲台山(Fortress Hill)



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北角 (North Point)



暑すぎる8月の香港、トラムにはクーラーが無いので既に汗びっしょり、ちょっと降りてビルの中のカフェで一休みしましょうか?最高に美味しい香港のミルクティー(港式奶茶)を飲みながら磨かれた床に映る走るトラムの風景を楽しみました。

It’s so hot in Hong Kong during August. Trams usually have no air conditioners, so those on board are all in a sweat. Why not have a break at a café in a building? I enjoyed tasty milk tea (港式奶茶) while viewing trams reflected on the polished floor.



鰂魚涌(Quarry Bay)



下町散策をしながら、毎回来ているあの超密集アパートへ行きましょう。

Let’s go to that highly-dense apartment complex where I visit every time, while taking a stroll in a downtown area.


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鰂魚涌(Quarry Bay)



トラム側の陸橋から見渡した、20階近い「福昌楼Fok Cheong Building」「海景樓Montane Mansion」高層マンション湾曲しているのが分かります。

さて、次回はみなさんお待ちかねのこの超密集アパートの中庭に入ってみます。

A high apartment complex, almost 20 floors, viewed from the tram on the bridge, “福昌楼,” Fok Cheong Building and “海景樓,” Montane Mansion. They are curved.

The following entry reports about the courtyard of this highly-dense apartment complex.


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鰂魚涌(Quarry Bay)



二つの高層マンション見上げるだけで、首が痛くなりそうです。

Just looking at two high-rise apartment, I seem to hurt my neck.


Text & Photography by Nobuko Kamiya
Photographic equipment/iPhone 6s + tokyo grapher