Hong Kong (the second)
A brief stop over and shopping
Last year I visited
for two weeks and saw lots of tourist and non-tourist
things. This year I was in Hong Kong for a week and we spent much
of the time shopping for wedding type things. That said, just
moving around Hong Kong is sight seeing and I did take a few pictures.
Last time I noticed the bamboo construction
scaffolding, but I didn't really wind up with a picture I liked.
This time I spent more time taking photos of construction which is
pretty much everywhere. Inevitably, this lead to pictures of
Markets really are everywhere in Hong Kong so
too easy to just bump into one.
Man Mo Temple, Sheung Wan (Central)
There is a photo of the coils of incense on the inside cover of my
guide book and since we were in the neighborhood, we dropped by.
It's the smokiest temple I've every been too and I thought lots of fun
to take photos of.
Urban Street Life
I wonder if the buildings in Hong Kong are a glimpse into Vancouvers
future. In some places, they form canyons infested with limpet
air conditioners and drying laundry. Lower units are further
parasitised by signage for ground level retail. It must be
amazing to be at the bottom in a typhoon.
If you divided up all the sidewalk in Hong
between the millions of residences, I wonder how much each gets?
It's an amazing example of time/space division multiplexing, but it's
not without routing challenges. I was particularly impressed with
these games - I wonder if there was money involved.
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