A flickering flame drew me off the trail… And the visual scream of Central. A view across to Kowloon, from high above Quarry Bay.
A minor after-work adventure. MTR to Mong Kok. It’s a different from Admiralty/Central. Younger, more casually dressed crowd. Local. And when not local, more likely to be Indian, etc. And the topography is flat. The streets are basically a grid. Find myself inside Kwong Wah street, a shopping arcade that cuts through the interior of… Read More light and go seek in Mong Kok
Deep Bay Road, the northwest tip of the New Territories…facing due north (map). That’s Shenzen on the other shore…if you can see through the haze. It’s China over there, another country. No, I can’t say that. Hong Kong and China are one country. Yet that’s not how it feels, standing here, looking across at a city… Read More man on a boat, deep bay
And a stitch:
A bit hypnotizing: the 108-story International Commerce Centre 環球貿易廣場 (photo taken from the Central Ferry Pier No.3, which serves Discovery Bay): And sometimes the building does a convincing Bruce Lee impression: Mr. Bruce finds ways to pop up throughout the city, like in this Sheung Wan mural:
Thank you, Google Maps, you gave me my next adventure destination: Tai Tam Reservoir 香港島 大潭水塘. There are at least three sections of the reservoir, and it takes about an hour by MTR and bus from Central Hong Kong. (Map) Here’s what it looks like: And a picture of the bridge, from Percy Tai 漆園童: https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/66047778 And a family:
Shek Tong Tsui Public Library, stairwell.
Two things… 1 ) When I first arrived in Hong Kong I was slightly traumatized by the density and uniform high rises. My trauma was somewhat lessened when I came across Lok Fu Plaza Shopping Center 樂富中心 / 樂富廣場. The plaza is a renovated housing estate, and in places you can see behind the facade… Read More HK Toy Museum @ Link
What does water look like, dancing against the pier at night? It’s a mind screaming out in pain. It is insanity.