Contemporary Hong Kong Through a Chicago Lens This multi-media exhibition showcases Hong Kong through the eyes of five students from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The exhibition is part of the “Hong Kong Comes to Chicago 2009” festival.
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This multi-media exhibition showcases Hong Kong through the eyes of five students from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The exhibition is part of the “Hong Kong Comes to Chicago 2009” festival.
Smile! But don’t take a bite. Though it looks like a tasty, chocolate-frosted bun,
it’s actually a wrist pad for a computer mouse user.
These eggs are not the same kind you get in your local mega-mart. These are
Chinese preserved eggs, a local delicacy made by letting the eggs ripen in
a mixture of clay, ash and salt.
Fish is a staple in Hong Kong cuisine. For every fruit and meat purveyor,
there is also a fishmonger.
Product moves fast at the open-air markets and most of the shopkeepers have little
patience for people who stand and gawk, so it’s not a bad idea to buy an apple or two
to munch on as you wander.
While the site of massive slabs of raw meat hanging out in the open air—entrails and all
—may be off-putting for some, the street markets in Hong Kong bustle with activity
at all hours of the day.
Traditional Chinese dishes are surprisingly simple: a bowl of broth, some noodles and
a piece of meat. Don’t be mistaken though—there is beauty in simplicity.
Oolong tea, the kind grown on this land, is rumored to nurture healthy skin and combat
visual signs of aging. Growing lush with green leaves, it represents an important part of
mealtime and social culture in Hong Kong.
The 88-story building is the taller of the two of the International Financial Centre buildings
that stand in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor.
During the day, the IFC is flooded with high-end shoppers and time-pressed financiers.
This construction digger stationed in front of a local shop stands near the Big Buddha
and is symbolic of the constant development taking place on the island.
Lantau embodies a beautiful mix of rural and urban Hong Kong.
At a local park near the Hong Kong Legislative Council building is this larger-than-life tree.
The city is known for its breathtaking skyline, but sprinkled among the flashy skyscrapers
and bright lights are massive trees and beds of bauhinia flowers.
for the third annual Asian Film Awards.
These girls crammed the area along the red carpet at the third annual Asian Film Awards.
As an international hub, Hong Kong attracts media from all over the world.
Winner of Best Actor, Motoki Masahiro, poses with Best Actress, Zhou Xun
at the Asian Film Awards.
an international rugby tournament.
an international rugby tournament comes to Hong Kong annually.
Some restrictions at a public park that attracts tourists with its free wi-fi
Rock band Cold Play’s Chris Martin mesmerized 13,500 fans from all over Asia
throbs with life all day long, all year long
Locals shop till they drop and bargain for the best deals in Wan Chai and Kowloon.
Coach global flagship store attracts Asian shoppers, many from Mainland China
Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets encapsulates passion for life and sport in Hong Kong
On top of the Legislative Council building stands Themis, the goddess of justice. It’s a replica of the statue on top of the Central Criminal Court in London.
Originally used as guardians in Buddhist temples, stone lions were placed outside doorways for protection and to ward off bad spirits.
Overlooking the Po Lin monastery, The Tian Tan Buddha represents the harmonious relationship between man, nature and religion.
Colors are symbols of important cultural values - red represents good fortune and joy. Gold is the color of old royalty and symbolizes wealth and happiness.
The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes Hong Kong’s Symphony of Lights as "the world's largest permanent light and sound show." Every evening at 8 p.m. Victoria Harbor glitters with lasers and pyrotechnic fireworks set to synchronized music.
The Hong Kong Team of Medill students: (from L to R) Kate Endeley, Alex Presha, Deepa Sethu, Erik Johns and Melissa Morgan.