This new edition of A Walking Tour Hong Kong is a study in contrasts as a collage of buildings old and new is set against a canvas of colonialism and modernism. Architect G. Byrne Bracken takes his passion to the streets of Hong Kong capturing with his sketches the duality of Hong Kong's built environment; from shop houses to skyscrapers, temples to churches, mansions to make-shift vendor stalls. Covering favourite places such as The Peak, Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui and more, with the abouts, beyonds and surroundings, this beautiful-book-cum-walking-guide will enhance anyone's appreciation of Hong Kong's history, culture and temperament through its distinctive urban landscape.
Irish-born Gregory Byrne Bracken is an architect and inveterate walker, both of which he has pursued across the globe - from London, Paris and Berlin to Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong. He lectures in architecture at the Technical University of Delft, in the Netherlands, where he received his PhD. He is the also the author and illustrator of the other books in the Walking Tour series, namely London, Paris Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur (this last title was co-written with his sister Audrey Southgate).