The fragrant harbor of Hong Kong is probably the most photographed in the world thanks to its stunning skyline of financial district skycrapers with Victoria Peak rising up behind it. Poor air quality in recent years has made it hard to see as clearly as you could in years past, but the reason it’s called the Fragrant Harbor is the smell. Unmistakeable, unpleasant, but SO Hong Kong.
The postcard icon of the harbor are the Star Ferry boats that ply the short distance between Kowloon and Hong Kong; getting the distinct sound of the bow wash of one of these boats is pretty straight forward: hold microphone grip tightly, press REC, lean over, don’t fall in. Done.
Photo Credit – Pat Delbridge