CITY IN TIME brings Hong Kong’s extraordinary history back to life by transforming smartphones into magic ‘augmented reality’ windows contrasting 360-degree panoramic images of old Hong Kong with today’s surroundings.

CITY IN TIME can be experienced in person at various designated locations in Hong Kong, using a designated mobile app, or virtually on the CITY IN TIME website. The app allows you to use your smartphone camera to compare historical scenes with the present-day situation around you, while the web version compares them to panoramic photographs of the present-day environment. The historical scenes are supplemented with lively animations, informative descriptions of major landmarks, and selfie and sharing functions for uploading to social media platforms.

CITY IN TIME can also be experienced remotely on the CITY IN TIME website, with the locations virtually accessible.

CITY IN TIME is presented by the Tourism Commission and created by City University of Hong Kong, to enrich the experience of residents and visitors in Hong Kong using the combination of art and technology.

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