An alternative view of ICC, Hong Kong, the dance of death - fish style and this toy car confirms Hong Konger's obsession with money
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.
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
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.
Even toy cars are branded.. this is a Mercedes Benz, it is no wonder every second car here is a Benz.
I never really thought of a light bulb for that "still life" image
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