Like a dog with a bone, the Club Lusitano Building in HK

The female chauffeur and her rich employer, the Macau Helicopter and picking your nose in public.


 What an interesting building

What an interesting building

  ... and what an interesting "sign"

 ... and what an interesting "sign"

Quite a lot of my clients have asked me what is the significance of the "sign" on top of the building in image 2 and to be honest I hadn't a clue.. I knew the building was not a Church so I assumed it was simply an architectural feature. 

Today I decided to find out one way or another so I made a trek to the building (well not really a trek as it is in the Central business district!) and without realising it, there was a big clue in the name of the building - Club Lusitano. 

A bit of checking revealed that this building is very significant to many Portuguese people that live in Hong Kong and that is when I had a the light bulb moment - I remembered that I had actually seen this "cross" in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Happy Valley a few weeks back (which is full of Portuguese graves) - I believe the cross is the  Order of Christ cross which is very significant to Portuguese people.

So there you go, now I can talk with a bit of authority on this subject. 

 Money can buy you a lot of things. 

Money can buy you a lot of things. 

...including a female chauffeur / bodyguard... I bet she can kill you with her fingernail... I can't say I have seen a female chauffeur before but she had, had great training and her young employer was quite prim and proper.. nice to see such lovely manners. 

I was very happy to finally get some shots of the Macau Helicopter... I got the shots whilst sat on the upper deck of the Cheung Chau slow ferry and a glorious summer's day certainly helped with image quality. 

A single person pays roughly US$500 for a one way trip so it is not cheap but it does only take 15 minutes and time is a precious commodity to whales. 

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 Some people just have to get it... 

Some people just have to get it... 

The chap in blue spent 2 minutes doing a spot of nasal drilling whilst waiting for a taxi - he then wiped it on his shirt. 

Charming. 

 A serviced apartment block

A serviced apartment block

I had a client stay here for a week and she raved about it... what more could you ask for... Fortress Hill or Tin Hau MTR Stations are within a 10 minute walk.

 The old Green Island Detention Centre

The old Green Island Detention Centre

This is where Vietnamese Boat People were held when they arrived in Hong Kong - this facility has been closed for some time.

 ... and on the other side of Green Island

... and on the other side of Green Island

One of these days I will see if I can get an invite to the Lighthouse... it looks jolly nice. 

 A tree

A tree

A not so great attempt at macro photography. 

 Not for the faint hearted

Not for the faint hearted

Well at least we know it doesn't sell pastries. 

 Complex

Complex

Perhaps an Irishman with a sense of humour. 


I do personal walking tours around Hong Kong, I am on the streets every day and I have a somewhat interesting perspective of this wonderful city I have called my home for 37 years. My private walking tours are perfect for visitors who want a detailed overview of Hong Kong prior to exploring on their own and for people who are only here for a day or two who want to make the most of their limited time here.

Many clients book me for their first full day in Hong Kong, they get to see the best that Hong Kong has to offer + a crash course on our wonderful public transport system and then they go exploring for the rest of their stay armed with step by step instructions and recommendations from me....

I am available at very short notice, I get many last minute bookings and may well be available even if you arrive in Hong Kong without making plans! so please check my calendar, if it says I am free then I am available to do a tour!! Simply send me a message for a prompt reply

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 If you are stuck for something to do, contact me, I take last minute bookings

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Posted on September 2, 2013 .