The lower picture is one of a frequently photographed scene; the Hong Kong Island skyline in the evening. During the winter months, many of the office building fronts facing the harbor are decked out with decorative lights, spelling pleasantries such as "Seasons Greetings", or forming images of reindeer, Santa, holly, etc. The lights are then switched around in celebration of Chinese New Year.
The upper photo was not taken by me, alas. My husband intentionally unfocusedly photographed the same scene (though with more zoom, it appears) for an interesting effect.