Pretty cool ethnic dancing, Statue Square on a Sunday

An alternative view of ICC, Hong Kong, the dance of death - fish style and this toy car confirms Hong Konger's obsession with money

 

 Lovely hat

Lovely hat

 From the Philippines

From the Philippines

 Pity the music is so loud

Pity the music is so loud

 I was to slow to do a photo bomb

I was to slow to do a photo bomb

Statue Square on a Sunday can be a lively affair, thousands of Filipino Maids gravitate there to meet friends, eat awful food and gossip (and I mean gossip).. every now and then Chater Road comes alive with beauty pageants, music shows, market stalls etc. 

It s amazing to witness, so, so colourful - it is just a pity that the organisers insist on playing truly awful techno beat / disco type music at an ear splitting level which completely ruins the experience and to make matters worse, the MC's hired just love to hear themselves talk which they do at a volume louder than a jet roaring overhead. 

...oh and did I mention that everyone seems to be smiling in stark contrast to normal street life in Hong Kong. 

 ICC, 118 floors, dominating Kowloon

ICC, 118 floors, dominating Kowloon

It is hard to wander around Jordan in Kowloon without the spectre of ICC looming over you.. I think it is a magnificent building, 118 floors with the amazing and outstanding Ritz Carlton Hotel holding court on the top 16 floors. WOW

 These fish are dying not break dancing

These fish are dying not break dancing

The more I visit our wet markets the more I feel sorry for the fish that are put on display prior to be knocked out with a knife handle, descaled and gutted alive. 

Doing the dance of death, gasping for breath they put on a magnificent display of synchronised leaping and their reward...  being chosen for dinner. 

Jolly good job I am not a fish eater. 

 Start them young I say.. 

Start them young I say.. 

Even toy cars are branded.. this is a Mercedes Benz, it is no wonder every second car here is a Benz. 

 A light bulb moment

A light bulb moment

I never really thought of a light bulb for that "still life" image

 Yes, it's an old building

Yes, it's an old building

In the immortal words of Dr. Ian Malcolm in the truly inspiring original Jurassic Park movie, "life will find a way" ...it is amazing how plants here sprout in the most unusual places


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....

...oh, and if you book a tour then you are booking a tour with me, I do not employ other guides.

Jamie's private walking tours - no ordinary experience

   



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Posted on June 10, 2013 .