A Travelogue & Photo Gallery
by Andy Carvin
In May 2004, Hong Kong played host to the first Global ICT Summit on E-Content and E-Creativity. With more than 400 participants from two dozen countries, the conference tackled the role of online content in bridging the digital divide. I spent a week in Hong Kong attending conference-related events, as well as exploring the island and its surrounding communities.
This website features a collection of photos and the journal I wrote for my blog over the course of the week. The photos are organized thematically, with links to individual journal entries. You can also choose to read the entire journal in a single chronological document.
To begin, please select from the following photo galleries. Or you may read the journal instead.
The Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas: A beautiful temple perched on a hillside in the New Territories. Victoria Harbor and the Star Ferry: Hong Kong's famous waterway with incredible views of the city skyline.
Exploring Hong Kong: Temples, markets, and the most beautiful cityscape in Asia. The Man Mo Temple: Hong Kong island's most sublime sacred place.
Cyberport and the Hong Kong Science Park: Touring Hong Kong's high tech corridor. The Global Alliance for Bridging the Digital Divide: A gathering of experts to discuss the digital divide around the world.
The Global ICT Summit: An international conference examining the role of content in bridging the digital divide. Dinner on Lamma Island: An excursion to Hong Kong's most famous seafood restaurants.
About the author: Andy Carvin is program director at the EDC Center for Media & Community in Boston. He is the author of Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth, a blog documenting his work and adventures in the U.S. and around the world.
Picture at top: Smoke envelopes giant coils of incense hanging at the Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong's Sheung Wan district.