Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hong Kong

Exhilarating, vibrant, and infectious - that's Hong Kong. Even if the skies were laden with a heavy brown haze and the temps and humidity were climbing, I don't think I'll ever get enough of this fascinating destination. And I'm not even a big shopper! I spent a few weeks there in the summer of '88 and it really hasn't changed all that much - the buildings have just gotten taller, the streets more crowded, and the people wealthier.

A hazy skyline from the Peak...



Aberdeen Harbor views...



Stanley and its markets...








Typical window views...

The flower market...



The bird market...

Sign and shopping mania...




Hong Kong at sunset...


Heading up to the Giant Budda on Lantau Island...

The largest seated budda in bronze...







Night scene on Hong Kong Island...

View of Hong Kong island from the Star Ferry...

I "heart" Hong Kong! Next stop: Shanghai.

6 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, I love it! All those colors! All that STUFF!! So much beauty, so much contrast.
Fabulous photos, really!!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh boy! Just too much stuff. It is over whelming. I don't think I would care to be in the middle of all that. But I do enjoy looking at the photos from a safe distance.

Ann said...

What fantastic photos. Did you stay at that hourly hotel? LOL

I like that stringed red and orange chillis.

The night photos are WOW

Ann said...

Re: The supermarket, the CCTV may have caught the shoppers who didn't pay, but I think they would be too embarrassed to admit it.

Photo Cache said...

My husband loves it too. I wonder if I'll ever get to see it.

mARTy said...

thanks for sharing your pics- looks so interesting!