While sorting through my older pictures I found two different Hong Kong sunsets. I always hold that sunset pictures are insufferably trite and corny, but I still can't resist a snap when one presents itself. In my defence, neither was taken at West Kowloon waterfront promenade where sunset snappers tend to congregate. Can you guess where in HK either of these might be?
Sticking with the same colour scheme today. Kowloon Park Heritage Discovery Centre has an impressive display of shards of Ming Dynasty ceramic ware unearthed during archaeological digs. It's worth a visit just to check out this room where the fragments are displayed beneath a glass floor so that it feels as if you are stepping on them.
Meanwhile, on a recent dive, I spotted some of my own. (Cough. Possibly.)
Now Hong Kong's dive sites may not be world famous, but does the Great Barrier Reef have Ming-era antiques nestling under all that exciting coral? Eh? I don't think so!
It's important for floor numbers in high-rise buildings to be sufficiently large for people to be able to read clearly when they get out of the lift etc. After all, a lot of people in Hong Kong are short-sighted.
I have yet to take any half decent shots of anything under the sea in HK. Learning underwater photography is like re-learning to use a camera all over again... in a dream where the laws of gravity don't apply. Anyway while I am still getting to grips with this skill, here are two ubiquitous underwater creatures, for the landlubbers. I'd be a really unlucky diver if I didn't manage to get an identifiable shot of these!
Clownfish - these are everywhere. This one was sleeping in its anemone. They never stray far from their home but they will act territorially if their anemone is approached, even towards a neoprene-clad alien hundreds of times its size. Sometimes you see tiny, baby clownfish in anemones too. Just like Nemo. Aah.
Flat anemones on the sea floor (as opposed to the ones on rocks, above). These also have clownfish in them sometimes. In daytime these look drab and brown but on a night dive (as here) with a powerful torch I realised they actually have weird, b-movie alien type patterns.