I clearly remember using Instagram in year 2011 and not many of my friends used it. To me, it was just a photo app to upload whatever happened in my life (That was Instagram’s original intention right?). So my oldest feed contained lots of no sense photos. I guess only my mother would be interested. Haha.
Anyway, throughout the years, I’ve seen more and more users, and many photographers use this platform as a portfolio. Because of this, there are many instagrammers famous for a certain photo themes, be it food, architecture or fashion. For me, I have one account for general pictures (mainly travel shots) and another for film photos only.
Because I also like chasing Instaworthy spots, I shall list out the few places I went that are Instagram worthy!
Yick Fat Building
This is the famous spot for many Instagrammers! The location is not difficult to find. Just alight at Tai Koo MTR Station, go to Exit B and turn left. Keep walking straight and you will somehow know the building you want to find. However, because this place is too popular so there are lots of similar shots. So, if you want to stand out, squeeze your creativity juice!
Sai Wan Swimming Shed
This beautiful hidden place is quite a hard-to-reach place. First you have to take MTR right till the end- Kennedy Town. Then walk about 20mins to the entrance then take steeps stairs down. This is so overwhelmingly famous that there was a Q for pictures. Avoid summer time because that’s when all sea cockroaches come out for a sun bathing. Previously I went in August (summer), it was horrible! Although we had the whole place to ourselves, the swam of sea cockroaches prevented us from stepping on that bridge. Scary!
Lai Tak Tsuen
This is tricky. Because it is a residential block, getting in requires luck and bravery. We lingered outside for a long time before summoning enough courage to follow the residents in. While taking pictures, we almost got thrown out by the security. Anyway, if you want to go, I suggest try your best to go up to the top, with a wide angle, the shot would be a bomb! However, beware that the it’s highly likely you will get chased out by security guard. Do it quick.
Sham Shui Po
This is my top recommended place for Hong Kong vibe photo as well as street photography. The streets in Sham Shui Po just felt different. I think Temple Street is near so if you can, try going up any building that overlooks the stretch of Temple Street. Also, roam around their wet markets, you will be amazed.