A drone accidentally photographed newlyweds who found a secret oasis in Hong Kong’s skyline

In Hong Kong, one of the densest cities in the world, millennials aren’t marrying or having children because they can’t afford their own apartments (link in Chinese). Even finding a few hours of privacy can be a struggle, but as a perfectly timed—yet accidental—photo shows, at least one urban couple has found their own little green haven.

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A pair of newlyweds was spotted laying on a rooftop, but Hong Kong filmmaker Brandon Li didn’t even notice them when he was flying his drone overhead, the BBC reports. The beautiful photo he unwittingly took shows a woman in a wedding dress and a man in a white shirt, sprawled out next to each other on a tiny lush green oasis, in sharp contrast with the grey skyscrapers crammed around them. They seem to be enjoying the passing clouds, in their own private moment.

Li told the BBC that he and his friend set out to shoot a sunset, but the drone’s battery was running out, so they pointed it downwards to land while keeping the camera rolling. He said he didn’t realize he’d captured the serendipitous shot until later. He then posted the photo on his Facebook and Instagram, in an attempt to identify the couple.

He insists that the photo was not staged, and provided the BBC with an original photo, showing two other people he photoshopped out of the image. “[I have] no idea who they are, but I assume they were practicing a pose for a wedding photograph or something,” Li tells PetaPixel. “Or maybe they were just making lawn angels.” He later wrote on Facebook that he would like to find the couple and give them his photo as a wedding gift.

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