16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A man in his bicycle waits for the go signal amidst the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Hong Kong.

A megalopolis like Hong Kong is trying to hold on to its cultural and historical identity while also moving forward towards continued economic progress and development. This stark contrast between the normal life of its citizens versus the towering high rise buildings shows the interplay between the old and the new. This issue will continue to be a point of contention between people who aim for development and the people who wants to retain their cultural heritage and identity. Where does sustainable development fit in? How do avoid leaving anyone behind as we move forward?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Camera: DMC-GF7
Copyright: © Dan Jezreel Orendain