2012-11-22 The Lights of Hong Kong

4 12 2012

The city of Hong Kong is an amazing place. Busy. Bustling. Dense. Full of GREAT food. The one thing that takes Hong Kong that extra step up the ladder – the night LIGHTS. There’s nothing like the beauty of Hong Kong’s skyline or the crazy lights of Mong Kok!

1. 2IFC

2IFC rises up and above by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Central

The Hong Kong Skyline at night by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Star Ferry pier and the light show in Central

The Hong Kong Skyline at night by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Western Central District

The Hong Kong Skyline at night by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. The TST Clock Tower

Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Junk sailing

Junk and Hong Kong Skyline by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. Something a bit bigger.

Star Cruises liner departs Hong Kong by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

8. Central Skyline Panorama

Hong Kong by Night by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

There are sooo MANY AMAZING SIGHTS! You can check out more at my Flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…7632168587640/

I hope you feel the magic of the lights too!

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2012-11-22 A walk around “The Peak”

3 12 2012

We decided to head up to Victoria Peak with Mrs Dragonspeed’s mom and Lorna and Claire.  We took a cab up and wandered around the Peak shops and checked out the goodies they offered – all at ridiculous “tourist marked up” pricing.  This one sign, however caught my eye

That’s what we need in Canada!  And the price is right… about $7CAD.  Well – it was a bit too early for that, so we kept looking about. Next thing you know, we run into Bruce Lee!  With this group of helpers, he was sure to win, even if he WAS wax Winking smile

We went for a walk around the “Morning Trail” which led us around the Northwest corner of the Peak.  It opened into lovely vistas of Kowloon, unfortunately the sun and fog were challenging bug we got a few pictures of Hong Kong’s tallest building, ICC and the ships in the Kowloon Western harbour.

After the walk around the peak, we took a cab part way down the hill to the Wan Chai Gap park.  Mrs Dragonspeed’s dad used to take the kids here when they were little. They walked UP and down the hill to Aberdeen when they were young.  We were going to walk down.  ALL the way down the Aberdeen!  We came across a tonne of pretty butterflies. It must be butterfly season as this was the second time in a week that I have seen so many together.

We even saw a couple of new birds (for me). Here’s the Japanese White-eye:

It was a good day of exercise and the clouds kept it from getting too hot, but didn’t help the shooting.  Well – I guess it’s a compromise!

The whole set of shots from the peak can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157632167122072/

Thanks for reading and dropping in to check out the photos!








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