Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dec 2012: Pottering around in Kowloon

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So I moved from Shanghai to HK..on Dragonair! nice

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Not much to see…it was pretty much overcast over the entire journey

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landed in HK…in a succeeding photo essay, I will talk about how I got up those mountains.

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Pretty dramatic pictures…

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So I check into the hotel. I always stayed in central but this time, I decided to stay in Kowloon as I had work to do in our Kowloon offices, some training and just because, one shouldn't get too much into the Central aspect. Its quite strange how hermetically sealed Central is, I think Kowloon is more interesting :)

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Yep, I do as well.

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Here’s Mr. Bull…up on the edge of the hotel room.

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I wake up to see this sight.

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good heavens, that’s an impressive whatever it is on top, air conditioning unit?

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view from the training room. If you squint your eyes, you can almost imagine yourself back 100-150 years and watching clippers shipping tea or opium…

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inside of a water fountain jar

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back in the hotel.

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this was on the wall of the restaurant…hmmm, very nice.

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Another view from the room, pretty nice eh?

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Back in the room in the evening..

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Looking down at the teeming streets of Kowloon.

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i head down for a quick walk and a bite to eat

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cute little bus

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some nice shadows

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ah! my lovely HK begins.

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And a protest against China…now there’s transparency for you.

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waiting to cross the road…why did BD cross the road?

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to get to the heart of Kowloon

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more protest posters, Falun Gong people. Some of these are fairly hairy.   photo 48-IMG_3246_zpsb758b1bd.jpg photo 49-IMG_3250_zps442de297.jpg

teeming with humanity

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not content with the zillions of signs, there were hand held signs as well!

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like this one! next time I will pop in there.

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now this is quite interesting..quite cheap

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fushing hotel? vaguely distressing.

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shiny shoes

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the balconies had these slats painted in a fluorescent colour, very nice.

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i grabbed a bite here..very nice. Here’s a tip, go where the locals go. Now you have to recognise who are locals and who are tourists, lol

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Hare Krishna chaps.

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dodgy…very dodgy… lol

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Scallop edges

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its just something about the neon lights that gets your juices running.

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near our offices

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this is so yummy…so I had a bit more :)

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Christmas time :)

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I love this, a full room for Pau? :)

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I get back to the hotel and the streets are ablaze with lights..amazing.

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stopped in for a bite to eat again.. lol, some kind of giant sea creature eggs are hanging over my head..

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