Hongkong to Okinava
Take off from
Hong Kong runway 07L. It was surprisingly calm on the airport
that morning. The air traffic controllers gave us an Ocean 2C
departure what would have taken us straight over Kowloon towards
the sea. We asked to do some turns for sightseeing and we were
granted to proceed almost how we wanted. Just enjoy the pictures
that we took.
The impressive bridges to the city.
The container terminals.
Kowloon and Hong Kong in the early morning fog.
The International Finance Centre..
The last glimpse over the hills towards this marvelous city.
Turning towards the South East China Sea. It took us 3 hours to cross
to island of Okinawa in southern Japan.
But we where never alone. There were plenty of ships in that area
Crossing Taiwan was a main attraction.
Lots of golf courses.
And then there was the highest building on the earth, Taipei 101 with
509 meters. It is amazing how it stands out of the city fabric of
The next images go to my wive Claudia, first for her appeal towards
Japan and second for her interest in modern architecture. Naha is
full of really nice examples of modern architecture. Kenzo Tange
seems to have left quite an impression.
Postmodernism meets Japanese formwork.
Getting ready for the flight to Nagoya. Again it was to short to see
everything. But it was great to get an impression of the essentials.