Friday, 22 August 2014

Picture of the Day: Bird's Eye View

A beautiful reflection of the sunset and looking towards Kennedy Town
When Felix, the Philippe Starck restaurant and bar opened in 1994 on the top floor of the Peninsula, the bathrooms were all the rage, particularly the men's where they could relieve themselves with a floor-to-ceiling view of Kowloon.

Whenever there were no men in the washroom, women could steal a quick look at the panoramic landscape.

Another bathroom that gives a nice view is that of Cafe Gray Deluxe on the 49th floor of The Upper House in Admiralty.

While the view may not be as stunning, it is an interesting angle on the city looking towards Wan Chai and beyond.

But perhaps the view that's tough to beat is that of the washrooms on the 103rd floor of The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Past the sinks and washrooms is a small alcove area complete with comfortable seating where patrons can admire the view looking westwards towards Kennedy Town and beyond.

But it's not always like this. Most of the time the hotel, on top of the International Commerce Centre tower is surrounded by clouds. Last week I was up there for a lunch and there was barely anything to see as it was Amber rain storm warning.

So we paused for a moment and enjoyed watching the boats go by in Victoria Harbour, and the sun, as it slowly settled down into the horizon...


  1. I have to admit that I really don't like the bar at the top of the Ritz-Carlton, I find it very pretentious and most days you actually can't see much. But on the rare days when the air is clear and the clouds are high (or not present) the view is absolutely amazing!

    1. Hi littlekoo! Thanks for the comment. I have to agree with you for the most part. Most of the time when I go up there I can't see much which is annoying/disappointing, but yesterday was definitely memorable!