A Ferris Bueller moment at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong

Mr. & Mrs. Brand Name Shopper... just amazing, the iconic (I guess!) Coliseum in Hung Hom and doing my anorak thing at Kowloon Tong

 

 Huzzah!

Huzzah!

 The highlight of the car park attendant's day

The highlight of the car park attendant's day

I was lurking at the Peninsula Hotel waiting for my client (as one does) when a really noisy Lamborghini came roaring up the drive, out pops a young chap ( I don't think he had started to shave yet) and he gave the car keys to the chap who parks the cars at the Peninsula.  

I swear I could see a glint in his eye and then the Ferris Bueller moment..he waited for the owner to go inside, got in the car and roared off with screeching tyres and the noise of that engine.. sublime.

Huzzah!

 

 Just how do they earn a living? 

Just how do they earn a living? 

This is a common sight near Canton Road in TST, Kowloon, Mr. & Mrs.Brand Name Shopper from Mainland China, early twenties, cool and minted and the questions on everyone's lips here are:- 

  • who are they?
  • how do they make their money? 

.... at least they probably don't pee in the street. 

 The "iconic" Coliseum, the shape is somewhat odd

The "iconic" Coliseum, the shape is somewhat odd

   That  sign

 That sign

Considering it is owned and operated by the Government, this is a good music venue, if they can get Pink Floyd or Fleetwood Mac to come I will go. 

 Repeat after me, I am  NOT  an anorak

Repeat after me, I am NOT an anorak

No, I do NOT stand on train platforms writing down the numbers of trains, I am just testing my stop motion setting on my camera.  This was taken on the platform of Kowloon Tong Station and yes, you sharp eyed creatures, there are NO suicide doors at this station.

 A Hung Hom apartment block

A Hung Hom apartment block

Just an average apartment block for your average Hong Konger... Hung Hom near the MTR Station

 Completely, utterly, mind bogglingly stupid  

Completely, utterly, mind bogglingly stupid  

Russell Street in Causeway Bay on the Island (and the subject of this article) is a scruffy little street next to Times Square and it has about 20 - 25 shops on it and yet it has the most expensive retail rents in the world by a huge margin. 

For me it is the fact that rentals have gone up 700+ % since 2003 on this street. 

My comments are tempered by the fact that I am jealous of the people who had the nouse and money available to buy property on this street 30 years ago. 

Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. 

 The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower next to the Star Ferry in TST, Kowloon is a very iconic meeting place. 


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Posted on July 1, 2013 .