Hero!! or Villain?! That is the lighting question. In cities worldwide there are all types of different lighting environments, some are exciting, romantic or relaxing and some are outright shocking or unpleasant. Vote to Hero or Villain for this month’s pick. You be the judge.
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  • Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

    The night view of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong was always said to be a fascinating beauty, however as a local person looking to this view, I felt it was full of glare and a very serious light pollution to the environment. There was some outstanding building with their beauty, but I felt there’s more building is using the light in a bad way, which causes lots of glare for trying to be more eye-catching to the public.

    Is this a Hero or Villain to you?

    Photo by: Jio Yeung


    Thank you for your drastic mentioning, Jio from Hong Kong! Where has the Hong Kong nightscape gone which used to be called “The One Million Dollars Night View”

    Especially, for me the two most disappointing façade lighting are HSBC Head Quarter (designed by N. Foster) and Bank of China (designed by I.M. Pei).

    Beautiful architectures in daytime turn into huge pachinko parlors at night. Alas!!!!I wonder is there something like Nightscape Control Bureau in Hong Kong?