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The City via 'Vine': Six Seconds in Hong Kong

February 18, 2013 at 6:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Video-sharing app Vine has existed on the social media scene now for several weeks and, though we've already made our feelings on the Twitter-owned newbie well known, we're still giving it a chance. After all, though the "Instagram of video" lacks so much now, there's real potential for the future if Vine gets cracking on some fresh coding.

Anywho, over two trips in the last two weeks we've attempted to find some usefulness in Vine, and—get this—we succeeded. Vine is best deployed for sharing the tiniest moments in travel, those which would be easily lost in the static menagerie of Instagram. Below are six examples, all shot while we tooled around Hong Kong during Chinese New Year last week.

Note: Control each Vine by clicking on it to pause. Also, click the sound square at the top right of each Vine to enable the audio.

A visit to Wong Tai Sin temple:

Sampling tea at the Ngong Ping Theme Village:

Street food!!!

Rogue fireworks in the Sham Shui Po district:

A trip on the Mid-Levels Escalators:

A guide to yum cha/dim sum:

We attended Chinese New Year as a guest of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, but naturally all opinions, Vine frustrations, and long-standing, genuine adoration of HK are completely our own.

[Photos & Vines: Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]

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