Nice weather in Hong Kong means good drying weather

Some housing in Shatin in the New Territories, the Devil's Maserati and the 10,000 Buddha Monastery in Shatin that actually has 13,000+ Buddha statues

 

 The world is not ready for my undies flapping in the wind

The world is not ready for my undies flapping in the wind

We are in the middle of another dry, sunny, hot weather patch and people are making the most of it by hanging out their washing in public.

 Very symmetrical

Very symmetrical

The laser measurements were spot on at this housing estate in Shatin. 

 The Devil's Maserati

The Devil's Maserati

What an interesting number plate, this chap probably paid a handsome premium in Hong Kong and China to get these plates.. essentially in local culture it means, easy, easy, easy life, can't argue with that. 

 A photographers dream

A photographers dream

I spent a couple of hours mooching about by myself at the 10,000 Buddha Monastery in Shatin. It was the hottest day of the year and those 423 steps exhausted my knowledge of cuss words. I love this place and so will you. 

It is NOT a working Monastery, there are no real monks there (plenty of fake ones mind) in fact I am not sure of the purpose at all given it is run by lay people. 

The main hall has 13,000+ Buddha statues which is considerably more than 10,000! 

I did not encounter any wild monkeys which was a relief considering my run in with them in December 2012. 

 This butterfly was huge

This butterfly was huge

 I'll make the cover of National Geographic Magazine yet! 

I'll make the cover of National Geographic Magazine yet! 

I got lucky here, normally butterflies whizz around and getting one to remain still is a nightmare. This thing was huge. 

 Some very big bamboo

Some very big bamboo

Whilst struggling up the 428 steps at the 10,000 Buddha Monastery I noticed some very, very large bamboo "shoots" I have to admit I had never noticed them before. 

 They haven't learnt to shave yet

They haven't learnt to shave yet

A common sight on the streets of Hong Kong, a gaggle of kids aged about 16/17 all dressed up in ill fitting suits and looking like complete muppets. These chaps are either "Financial Advisors" or  "Property Agents" no matter.. if they are property agents would you trust them with your apartment or house purchase?

 The world's worst driver

The world's worst driver

There is a part road / part path around the Peak. Lugard Road leads to my spot at the Peak and if you have a permit you can drive a car about half the way round ...most people express disbelief that you can drive a car on this road / path - here is the proof except this idiot decided to drive around the Peak the wrong way and at night - here is his car 100 yards from my spot with his back bumper in the boot as he tore it off trying to get around a tricky bend, his car was a very expensive and tricked out Japanese Sports Car. 

After finally reaching the end of the road his worst night ever got worse as there was a Traffic Cop waiting for him as he had breached all sorts of regulations. 

 Me exercising

Me exercising

...except I never smile whilst exercising. 


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Posted on June 20, 2013 and filed under Spiders, Snakes + Bugs.