Daily Archives: October 13, 2013

Two days in Hong Kong

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Thoroughly enjoyed our time in Hong Kong.  The city is high density, with extremely lively streets for many hours each day.
Even the  high-rise financial centre is full of people on Saturday; lots of shopping going on.  Markets and stores squeeze in between the huge office buildings.

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Fantastic view of the city from the top of the Peak tram, which is actually a funiculaire that climbs at a very steep angle.

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The Taoist temples seem very active, full of incense lit by worshippers.

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The art gallery has an excellent mix of  ancient and modern art, with lots of explanation on the panels.  I think I maybe saw two oil-on-canvas pieces, the majority of the old pieces are on scrolls.  Lots of caligraphy.

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Found the bird market, which was a chatter with birds, and mostly men.  Of course, where they sell birds, they sell bird food….

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Stores along all the streets, with occasional concentrations of a particular kind of product offering.  Strangest sight were the Hallow’een and Christmas decorations!

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