time frozen

Giant airliner on final approach over crowned Kowloon City, to the closed legendary Kai Tak International Airport in Hong Kong.

  • Carles 5y

  • Lok Cheung 5y

    This was absolutely normal. The closed Kai Tak Airport was built in 1922 long before Hong Kong was developed into such overcrowd city; the city just grow around the airport for 70 years afterwards. In this photo the plane was just hundreds feet above ground. Though Kai Tak was closed at 1998 and these amazing moment is history forever.
  • Amizyo Hairie 5y

    That is reallllyyyy close! And I like the composition!
    Really cool.
  • Nelson PRO 5y

    Compared to Kai Tak, the current landing is so boring. I really enjoyed landing in HK back then, although it was sometimes a bit scary.
  • wini.leung 5y

    It's amazing.
  • Chimay Bleue PRO 4y

    Beautifully framed shot. Our airport in San Diego, California is similar to this, but on a much smaller scale. It was built in the earliest days of aviation (in fact, it's the airport Charles Lindbergh took off from originally, on his way to his first trans-Atlantic flight - the Spirit of St. Louis was built here - but I digress). Anyway, the city of San Diego grew up around the airport, so it's now a hair-raising experience landing here. I've tried many times to get a decent shot. But timing is everything.
  • Lok Cheung 4y

    Chimay Bleue Great shot mate! Love the dramatic angle makes it looks like it's crashing to it! And the arrow shape signage added interesting, ness!
  • Chimay Bleue PRO 4y

    Thanks, Lok. But not as impressive as yours. Keep up the great work on DigitalRev, by the way.
  • LincsRanger64 4y

    Very stunning shot Lok! Really enjoy you guy's on DigRev!
  • ...phil PRO 4y

    Cool shot
  • nicole struppert 4y

    wow, what a cool shot!
  • Samuel Moreira 4y

    Owww, amazing shot Lok!!! too close...
  • Robert Wilson PRO 4y

    very cool!
  • jtan163 PRO 3y

    He shoots, he scores!
    Nice shot.
  • Bernard Tsai 3y

    this is one of the hongkong most beautifull sight (even though i first knew it from the ghost in the shell OVA)... but not in my country could match this sight (sight of the airplane landing)... love this so much.
  • Icaro Limaverde 3y

    Good shot. Hong Kong should be a fantastic to shoot.
  • Sami Abuauad 3y

    Great shot!!
  • Juan Carlos Cañadilla 2y

    Woow! alucinante.
  • Andreas Schuhmann 1y

    This is great!
  • cameronasysound 2mo

    Screen Shot 2015-06-13 at 00.46.12 by cameronasysound
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Taken sometime in 1998
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