Hong Kong Street Protests - a very common occurrence

Hello Kitty Airlines - a rival to Cathay Pacific, a Hotel on the Peak and a typhoon almost hit's Hong Kong

 

 Quite a heavy Police contingent

Quite a heavy Police contingent

 Why do Police need a vest to identify them as Police, it is pretty obvious who they are

Why do Police need a vest to identify them as Police, it is pretty obvious who they are

 Like a herd of something...... 

Like a herd of something...... 

 A very peaceful protest

A very peaceful protest

 Life goes on in the background

Life goes on in the background

Nobody seems to like our Chief Executive C. Y. Leung - (I actually think he is a decent chap doing his best to do a very difficult job) It seems these day's people here are protesting at the drop off a hat which is fine as protests here are noisy but peaceful.

I often wonder why even very small protests (like this one) need such a heavy Police presence, here the ratio was about 1 police person for every 4 protester's and given that the protester's were elderly it seemed a lot and remember our Police all carry guns.

For most people life goes on, barely a glance at the protester's but for me all I could think about (other than the number of Police) is why some of them had "vests" identifying them as Police, it seemed pretty obvious to me they were Police given the guns on their belt! 

 A rival to Cathay Pacific Airlines

A rival to Cathay Pacific Airlines

Now there's an idea, a new budget Airline - Hello Kitty Airline. 

Given the popularity of Hello Kitty in Hong Kong and Asia I have no doubt it would do very well. 

 It is not going to happen

It is not going to happen

I think a boutique Hotel on the Peak is a fantastic idea as there hasn't been a Hotel there for many decades but I do not think it is going to happen, access to the Hotel has to be along Lugard Road which simply cannot support a huge increase in car / truck traffic, I am on Lugard Road almost every day and it will be a nightmare for anyone walking along there to deal with a constant stream of traffic and I imagine people would get hurt or worse.  

Now if they suggested golf carts then that is a different kettle of fish. 

 and talking of Lugard Road

and talking of Lugard Road

We had a typhoon blow through which was a real pain the backside, I lost 2 tours due to the weather. To quote Shakespeare, the typhoon was much ado about nothing, yes it was a bit windy and wet but ultimately a fizzle... this was Lugard Road at the Peak the day after.... we got off lightly

 The scales of justice on the soon to be Court of Final Appeal

The scales of justice on the soon to be Court of Final Appeal

Work has begun on turning the old Supreme Court Building / Legco Building into the new Court of Final Appeal, although 2 years for renovation seems a bit long?  

 More decent composition

More decent composition

Very arty.... our weather forecast for the next week + is rain, rain and more rain so it is nice to remember blue sky.  

 Not my car

Not my car

This personalised number plate obviously has meaning to the owner but what does it mean?

 More creepy graveyard stuff

More creepy graveyard stuff

I have to admit I find Hong Kong Cemetery more interesting than St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery - this image is from the Catholic Cemetery, I like graveyards but sometimes even on a sunny day they are a bit creepy.

 Way, way out in the sticks

Way, way out in the sticks

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Posted on August 16, 2013 .