Yet another pointless "crackdown" on jaywalking in Central

Even the Police find the whole thing a bit tedious, I hate steps me and the nutter on a bike who came within a whisker of getting squished by a bus.


 Traffic wardens are a bit of a joke here

Traffic wardens are a bit of a joke here

Despite a large contingent of Traffic Wardens and Police, I watched quite a number of people blatantly jaywalking right under the noses of these "enforcers". The guy above in the blue shirt had just been given a stern warning. (but no ticket)

The junction of Pedder Street and Des Voeux Road is not really a hotbed of jay walking mind, the "enforcers" would get the message across if they actually gave tickets rather than a lecture, it's all a bit warm and fuzzy, the reality is, we have far too many people getting killed because they jaywalked.

 Well, at least she is awake

Well, at least she is awake

I imagine this young female Police Officer would rather be chasing bad guys across roof tops... 

 This young male Police Officer seems to be asleep

This young male Police Officer seems to be asleep

This officer seems to be asleep which kind of shows what the Police think of these jaywalking crackdowns... he was also day dreaming about shooting bad guys whilst leaping across roof tops.

 I   really   hate steps me

I really hate steps me

Yup, I had to walk down 82 steps in Central MTR Station to get on a Sheung Wan bound train because a key escalator is down for repairs.. this sign is all well and good if you are between 16 - 35 but fat gits like me over 50 equate heart attacks with 82 steps.

On an average day I can walk between 6 - 10 miles (yes, miles) so you will forgive me for not wanting to climb steps, I hate the bloody things.... I doubt very much that Station Staff will do the right thing and show us how it's done. 

 This idiot came within a whisker of getting squished by a bus

This idiot came within a whisker of getting squished by a bus

Sometimes you have to wonder if people have a death wish, this nutter was (under the noses of the Police doing the jaywalking crackdown) weaving in and out of the traffic and almost got hit by the bus behind him who had to slam on the brakes. 

 This is not Hong Kong, image courtesy of my sister Amanda Killen who lives in Northern Ireland

This is not Hong Kong, image courtesy of my sister Amanda Killen who lives in Northern Ireland

My sister Amanda takes some amazing photographs, this one with a Canon EOS 650D

This is her description - 

He's called Manannan Mac Lir, SeaLord, son of Lir God of the Sea.  He went up a couple of weeks ago and he overlooks Magilligan Point, Lough Foyle and the Republic of Ireland.


So now you know.... and guess what, we have Tin Hau the Goddess of the Sea

 

 An old H style Industrial Building in Chaiwan

An old H style Industrial Building in Chaiwan

I was pottering around Chaiwan today (as one does) and came across this classic H Style Industrial Building which were very common from the early 1960's onwards, this was also a common design for Public Housing. It looks like this building is set for the wreckers ball.

 Beggar

Beggar

I felt a bit sorry for this chap, everybody just ignored him.. probably because he had all his limbs intact.

 Model Aeroplanes in Kwun Tong, Kowloon

Model Aeroplanes in Kwun Tong, Kowloon

If and when I get in touch with my inner child I am going to head to Kwun Tong and buy a whiz bang model aeroplane. Huzzah! 

 MTR train arriving at Long Ping Station

MTR train arriving at Long Ping Station

It can be quite hard to get a decent shot of a train arriving in a station, today I got lucky. 


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Posted on July 22, 2013 .