>More on the layered city


As we went out to an island yesterday, Karis commented on the dramatic Hong Kong skyline. The high rise building march up the side of the mountains. Manhattan is impressive, but there is something about the changing topography and high rise buildings that is even more dramatic.

Yesterday we also had quite a challenge being able to get to the ferry terminal, finding our way from below ground in the subway up to the level of the above-street walkway. This led me to once again reflect on the layered nature of the city–so here are some images from my bedroom window that looks out on the university, a shopping mall with 7 floors, and the mountains behind. From my bedroom window you can also see the green roofs and roof-top clothes lines.

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