Hong Kong (2) – 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.
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.
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.
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