Category Archives: Hong Kong

Cape D’Aguilar, Hong Kong

The cape is a ride on the No. 9 bus from Shau Kei Wan then a 1 hour walk from the Cape D’Aguilar bus stop – it doesn’t stop here on every trip so it is important to check before boarding.

On weekends you can buy some local dessert part of the way but they usually run out of my favourite tofu by the time I get there.

The walk reaches the cape at the, now unoccupied, research station. Along side is the skeleton of a Killer Whale “Ho Wai” who performed at Ocean Park – there are other theories about this skeleton also.

Either way ‘she’ is a bit worse for wear, has had a few repairs by the look of her bones, and looks like she will crumble to nothing before too long.

You will likely have to put up with insta-grammer’s leaping around in front of things having their photos taken if you go on a weekend.

The sea breezes can make this a very pleasant spot even at the height of summer – you just need to get close to the cape to feel the benefit.

I love rocks and water, some wood thrown in is a bonus.

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Tsz Shan Monastery, Hong Kong

An afternoon at Tsz Shan Monastery with a new lens (Fuji 55-200mm)

 

 

 

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The building on Ladder Street

I have watched this building for a few years – sometimes occupied, sometimes empty with dry leaves blowing around the yard and always slowly crumbling.

The location is prime and the building’s days have clearly been numbered.

First came the shiny metal doors to stop the squatters and then the demolition workers.

They are very proud – ‘we will put up a very tall building here’. I’m sure they will and it will be very modern and nice.

No more spooky shadows, no more traces of former residents, no more squatters, no more washing drying outside or sitting in the sun reading magazines.

Farewell spooky old building.

Photos – mixture of Panasonic LX7 and Fuji X-T1

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Dark Matter

Wandering off the path in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Singapore Botanical Gardens
Singapore Botanical Gardens

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Singapore
Singapore

The Peak, Hong Kong
The Peak, Hong Kong

The Peak, Hong Kong
The Peak, Hong Kong

Singapore
Singapore

Singapore
Before the storm

The Peak, Hong Kong
The Peak, Hong Kong

The Peak, Hong Kong
The Peak, Hong Kong

The Peak, Hong Kong
The Peak, Hong Kong

Singapore, Tiong Bahru
Singapore, Tiong Bahru

The Peak, Hong Kong
The Peak, Hong Kong

The Peak, Hong Kong
The Peak, Hong Kong

Singapore
Before the storm

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The Audition – Cheung Chau

During the annual bun festival parade on Cheung Chau island small children are a key part of the parade and appear to ‘float’ above the crowd.

The support for these children, as they float above the crowd, looks flimsy – this requires courage and trust from both the children and parents.

Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition
Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition

Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition
Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition

A hint of concern from Mum

Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition
Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition

Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition
Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition

Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition
Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition

A brave face & ‘Floating’ nicely

Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition
Cheung Chau Bun Festival audition

The support team is confident but ‘the man’ has his concerns.

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