Fake HK skyline erected for tourist snaps

2013-09-04 11:57

Hong Kong - While apparently smog-free days do roll around once in a while in Hong Kong, most visitors to the city don't have the luxury of a crisp and clear day as a backdrop to their skyline photographs. 

There is, however, a great new solution to this little thorn in the tourists' side.

Huffington Post reports that a picture perfect backdrop has been erected at Virctoria Harbour. The banners of the city's skyline on a beautiful blue sky day block the view of the real, drab city behind it. 

The banners apparently appeared in late August on account of the abnormally severe haze. 

Hong Kong's harbor is one of the world's busiest ports. As freighters that dock there burn "bunker fuel," a heavily polluting power source, it follows that Hong Kong would face serious air pollution problems.

Take a look:

(Philippe Lopez / AFP)

(Philippe Lopez / AFP)

 
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