Castle Peak Road

Along the waterfront promenade at Tsuen Wan, there is a cluster of residential highrises at Castle Peak Road where my friend Emily from Toronto used to live growing up in Hong Kong. She pointed them out in my previous post from the pier. Castle Peak Road also happens to be the longest road in Hong Kong, running from Kowloon to the northern New Territories. The section through Tsuen Wan is known by the locals as the “main thoroughfare” (大馬路).

Recently I was in the area again and had some time to spare, so I walked over to the apartment blocks and took a few shots. Typical of newer Hong Kong housing developments, these high density apartments are like self-contained mini cities, complete with shopping malls, restaurants, schools, and everything else you could possibly need. The residence clusters are exotic-sounding Greenview Court, Bayview Garden, and Belvedere Garden – in contrast to their drab appearance.

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View of the apartment blocks from the promenade.

View of the apartment blocks from the promenade.

Looking south towards Tsing Yi Island.

Looking south towards Tsing Yi Island.

There appears to be no reason for this structure other than a noise divider for the highway below.

There appears to be no reason for this structure other than a noise divider for the highway below.

Up the overpass.

Up the overpass.

Bayview Garden apartment blocks.

Bayview Garden apartment blocks.

Lai Shun Road.

Lai Shun Road.

At the Baptist Convention Primary School.

At the Baptist Convention Primary School.

Childrens playground at Greenview Court.

Childrens playground at Greenview Court.

...And a curious fella.

…And a curious fella.

Cul-de-sac at Greenview Court.

Cul-de-sac at Greenview Court.

Greenview Court.

Greenview Court apartment.

In queue to pick up the kids.

In queue to pick up the kids.

Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan.

Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan.

Public school.

Public school on the main road.

Highrises at Belvedere Garden

Highrises at Belvedere Garden.

Decorations for Chinese New Year.

Decorations for Chinese New Year.

Belvedere Gardens.

Belvedere Garden.

The overpass over Hoi On Road leading to the promenade.

The overpass over Hoi On Road leading to the promenade.

Great view of Tsuen Wan Harbour and the Rambler Channel.

Great view of Tsuen Wan Harbour and the Rambler Channel.

Factory buildings amid the residential blocks.

Factory buildings amid the residential blocks by the water.

The apartments tower over the shore. Tin Kau Bridge in the distance.

The apartments tower over the shore. Tin Kau Bridge in the distance.

Twins in the harbour.

Twins in the harbour.

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