Mark O’Leary and Aisling McDonnell spent a year ‘collecting’ all 83 Hong Kong MTR stations and have just published their colourful photo series…
The couple, who were resident in Hong Kong for three years, used objects from around their home as part of their ‘MTR Challenge’.
Many of their poses and props are relevant to each station’s name. Can you spot all of the references?
The couple are now back in Ireland and plan to visit all 32 Irish counties in a similar fashion.
Check out their blog at AmAsianAdventure.blogspot.ie
RTHK’s Steve James presents a more lyrical tour of Hong Kong’s metro system…
Let’s start from the very beginning
Though there’s plenty of places to start
If you want to get around
You can get all over town
Just by stepping underground onto the M-T-R (M-T-R)
MTRKCR say… Just follow me:
Tsuen Wan, Tai Wo Hau, Kwai Hing, Kwai Fong,
Lai King, and Mei Foo, Lai Chi Kok,
Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po, and Tai Chi Doh
(change trains) Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon Tong,
Lok Fu, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill,
Choi Hung, and onto Kowloon Bay,
Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong and Lam Tin,
and then Yau Tong change for Quarry Bay
North Point, Fortress Hill, and Tin Hau,
Tung Lo Wan, in English Causeway Bay,
Wan Chai, next for me – Admiralty,
Central and then you have a choice
Sheung Wan but I like Tsim Sha Tsui
Jordan we’re off to Yau Ma Tei
Mong Kok and here we are again
we’ve returned to Prince Edward Road
so if you want to get around just get yourself down to the M-T-R
More entries on the MTR:
- Ambient Monolake Album Mixes Sounds of the MTR.
- Artist’s ‘Personal Space’ Dress Repels MTR Creeps
- Future Maps of the MTR.
- Literal Translations of Hong Kong’s MTR Stations.
- Spooky MTR Levitation Photography.
- The Birth of the MTR (Documentary).
- When the MTR Was New.