I thought this cemetery was interesting. I’m used to seeing sprawling cemeteries with lots of grass between the headstones. In Hong Kong, they are very compact and terraced. I like all of the lines in the photos.
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by emily on September 23, 2009
Hong Kong has an “Avenue of Stars” modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dagmar and I walked down it (sweating profusely all of the way. ) A group of Japanese schoolkids asked me to take their photo a couple times – they were pretty cute. We also had high noon tea at a hotel overlooking the harbor.
by emily on September 22, 2009
Esther and I took a ferry to Cheung Chau Island. We ate at what the guidebook called a local seafood place (we agree, seemed very local and cheap), then rented bikes and rode around a bit. It was HOT and we were just soaked with sweat. There are no cars allowed on the island, so the “road” is really just a sidewalk and the hills were horrendous! I wasn’t sure if I was going to make some of the hills in the heat. Some of the interesting things we saw there: grown-ups riding bikes with tiny training wheels, the steepest and most crowded cemetery I’ve ever seen, and the steep, winding sidewalk/streets of the town itself.
by emily on September 13, 2009
The Peak has the infamous view of Hong Kong. Wow – it’s been a year since my only other trip to Hong Kong. Here are the Peak photos from then.
What do you think of the fisheye lens? It’s totally a novelty lens, but I bought a big new camera bag so I have room to lug around a couple more lenses than I usually do.
by emily on September 12, 2009
Last week I spent four days in Hong Kong. My friend (we went to school in Sweden together, then visited her in Belgium and last summer she came to Shanghai) Esther’s sister lives there now, so Esther came to visit and so did I!
These photos are from Stanley, which is known for it’s market. We weren’t that impressed with the market – it seemed similar to any other Chinese one! We did find one shop with very unique clothing, original designs silk screened by the owner. We both bought clothes there. The waterfront was nice though.
(Click on any of the photos to see them larger.)
by emily on September 11, 2009
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by emily on September 21, 2008
Friday night we ate at a Greek restaurant, found a new t-shirt for me (from France, I was told), went to a bar called Carnegie’s, and then finished the evening at the sports bar in our hotel. The restaurant was great. Jon found a little piece of plastic in his food, but told the waiter not to worry about it. Of course the waiter was worried about it, so gave us all free dessert. I was too full for dessert and I think he felt bad because I didn’t get anything, because then he showed up at the table with shots of ouzo. And he ensured we drank them.