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Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Cityscapes (LAPC)

Featured: East on King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong – 8 June 2012 (450D).

  • Definition: visual appearance of a city or urban area; a city landscape; a picture of a city.
  • Chinese: 城市景色
  • German: das Stadtbild
  • Spanish: el paisaje urbano

Over a ten-year timescale, glimpses of the following ten cities from around the world provide some perspective about the way I consider urban settings. Fact is compared to all-natural settings, I’m most comfortable inside the city: the larger the place, the better I can remain anonymous and observe. For the present purpose, I stayed away from the tried-and-true wide-angle shot, and went tighter with medium- or long-zoom glass.

  1. Bratislava, Slovakia
  2. Cambridge, England
  3. Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Heidelberg, Germany
  5. Hong Kong, (SAR) China
  6. Lyon, France
  7. Seattle, USA
  8. Sydney, Australia
  9. Toronto, Canada
  10. Vienna, Austria


Bratislava, Slovakia


Cambridge, England

Punting, River Cam, King's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, UK, fotoeins.com

Punting on the River Cam, next to Cambridge University’s King’s College – 14 June 2008 (A510).


Copenhagen, Denmark

Rådhuspladsen, The Square, København, Copenhagen, Denmark, fotoeins.com

“Probably the best beer in town.” The Square in front of Rådhuspladsen, +15C/60F at 1040pm – 30 June 2008 (A510).


Heidelberg, Germany


Hong Kong (香港)


Lyon, France


Seattle, USA

Sonic Bloom, Dan Corson, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Center, Space Needle, Seattle, WA, USA, fotoeins.com

“Sonic Bloom”, by Dan Corson – 14 April 2017 (6D1).


Sydney, Australia


Toronto, Canada

Spadina Avenue, Chinatown, Toronto, ON, Canada, fotoeins.com

Spadina Avenue, Chinatown – 7 April 2012 (450D). Between 1994 and 2001, I had many weekend and late-night meals in Chinatown. One place was Kom Jug Yuen which changed ownership and eventually closed. Thankfully, there’s Yip’s Kitchen which is where I’m headed next time I’m back ‘home’.


Vienna, Austria


I made all pictures above between 2008 and 2018 with a Canon Powershot A510 (A510), Canon 450D (450D), Canon 6D (6D1), and a Fujifilm X70 (X70); alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-d5Q.

16 Responses to “Cityscapes (LAPC)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Patti. Yes, I’m very much a city person, but like many, I also have a soft spot for mountains and oceans 😊 I was very fortunate to have visited Cambridge a couple of times in (early-) summer; it is a beautiful university town. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

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