Sunday, 28 April 2013

Going green


After a (possibly) record-breaking string of dreary, grey days, here are two luscious, green summer trees from my photo collection to remind us that summer is, in theory, around the corner.

Soko islands

Ping Shan Heritage Trail
Land of no cheese is now taking a short break until mid-May. By which time summer should have arrived, fingers crossed. See you then.

- green grass -

EXTRA, EXTRA:
Sticking with the tree theme. This fortnight in Time Out HK: the magic forest.


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Monday, 22 April 2013

Rain, rain, go away


Saddle covers, Peng Chau style:

Plastic bucket

Mooncake box
- HK bicycle artworks -

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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Fiddler in the mud

If you want to see a government-sponsored fiddler crab in HK, here are two places you could go:

Woodside Biodiversity Education Centre

Hong Kong Wetland Park
These crabs are the lucky ones. Intertidal animals living at the site of the proposed Lung Mei artificial beach project might not be so lucky. Unless the government scoops them all up before pouring sand all over their homes and rehouses them in a nice, fun-for-all-the-family exhibit, of course.

- crab in the sand -

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The north face


Temperate, un-Hong-Kong-like plants grow on the cooler slopes of Tai Mo Shan.



- More flora on the mountainside -

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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Chok!


Has anyone else noticed these decorated utility covers in the pavement?
Central

Quarry Bay
Living in HK, you have to embrace 'cute'. Resistance is futile. It's already everywhere, even under your feet.

- more insignificant details - 

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

At the pier


Piers are full of poetry. The old lettering helps.


To take a ferry is by far my favourite way to cross the harbour. And I don't mean the star ferry. You should try it.


- Ferry smog -

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Visit a retro vehicle exhibit! Do some photo-taking! This fortnight in Time Out's Hidden HK: all aboard. Plus, night at the museum! (That's a clue to where in Hong Kong is this)


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