Hong Kong – Cochrane Street Escalator

The escalators are 800 metres (2,600 ft) long with a vertical climb of 135 metres (443 ft).  It consists of twenty escalators and three moving side-walks.  This outdoor covered escalator system is the longest according to the Guiness World Records.

Built to decrease the congested vehicular traffic, it has become a financial nightmare for the city and there has been no evidence of change in the traffic.

The photos will show some of the sights I saw as we made our way to the top.

Escalator or moving side-walk on one side and stairs on the other side.

Escalator or moving side-walk on one side and stairs on the other side.

 

Streets running perpendicular to Cochrane

 

 

Old and new apartments

 

 

7-Eleven, nicknamed “Little 7”, are mainly located near MTR stations. Approximately 950 stores, makes Hong Kong the second place for the highest density of stores after Macau.

7-Eleven, nicknamed “Little 7”, are mainly located near MTR stations. Approximately 950 stores, makes Hong Kong the second place for the highest density of stores after Macau.

 

 

A old building in need of a paint job to match the new signage.

A old building in need of a paint job to match the new signage.

 

 

Peel Street that runs parallel to Cochrane. We walked this one back down.

Peel Street that runs parallel to Cochrane. We walked this one back down.

 

 

Two common sights in Hong Kong. Air drying clothes and a small shrine (the flowers to the left of the clothes)

Two common sights in Hong Kong. Air drying clothes and a small shrine (the flowers to the left of the clothes)

 

 

Two of many eateries located along Cochrane and Peel

 

 

Interesting retail stores

 

 

 

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