My personal favourites - 36 diverse images of Hong Kong

I am lucky enough to be on the streets of Hong Kong every day and get many opportunities to take photo's, these are my 36 favourite images so far and most taken with an Olympus XZ - 1 Camera

 

Not much in the way of text needed, this is a visual treat

 Government House, home to the old British Governors and our current Chief Executive

Government House, home to the old British Governors and our current Chief Executive

 Aging rockers belting out 1960's classics in English to a somewhat bemused audience

Aging rockers belting out 1960's classics in English to a somewhat bemused audience

 Hong Kong has some beautiful flowers / plants / trees and I do love to take photo's of them

Hong Kong has some beautiful flowers / plants / trees and I do love to take photo's of them

 With an IPhone I could never have taken a picture like this, my camera is a relatively simple point and shoot and I got a great image of a bee doing it's thing

With an IPhone I could never have taken a picture like this, my camera is a relatively simple point and shoot and I got a great image of a bee doing it's thing

 When you get off the ferry at Mui Wo on Lantau Island to the right is a huge bike parking area... where's my bike!

When you get off the ferry at Mui Wo on Lantau Island to the right is a huge bike parking area... where's my bike!

 If you are on Nathan Road next to the Eaton Smart Hotel you can see these buildings side by side

If you are on Nathan Road next to the Eaton Smart Hotel you can see these buildings side by side

 The Chi Lin Nunnery in Diamond Hill is a must visit for anyone coming to Hong Kong and it looks good on a sunny day! 

The Chi Lin Nunnery in Diamond Hill is a must visit for anyone coming to Hong Kong and it looks good on a sunny day! 

 I like Opera but Chinese Opera is not my thing at all, it is a fascinating and colourful spectacle but the noise will drive you mad! This was a free show on Cheung Chau Island

I like Opera but Chinese Opera is not my thing at all, it is a fascinating and colourful spectacle but the noise will drive you mad! This was a free show on Cheung Chau Island

 One of my favourite old colonial houses on Chatham Path in the Mid Levels jungle

One of my favourite old colonial houses on Chatham Path in the Mid Levels jungle

 The lady was my client, she is holding I reckon HK$500,000 which had just been withdrawn from the bank account of the chap at the right of the image, he was dancing a jig in the street after winning it at the races!

The lady was my client, she is holding I reckon HK$500,000 which had just been withdrawn from the bank account of the chap at the right of the image, he was dancing a jig in the street after winning it at the races!

 An animal rights activist would hate our wet markets, thousands of chickens are slaughtered daily.... I always wonder what the live chickens in the cages are thinking of all this carnage

An animal rights activist would hate our wet markets, thousands of chickens are slaughtered daily.... I always wonder what the live chickens in the cages are thinking of all this carnage

 Right place, right time and right camera setting... an interesting image of a ghost train! 

Right place, right time and right camera setting... an interesting image of a ghost train! 

 OK... I admit to using a fancy arty setting on the camera but it does not detract from this image of a smoggy winter Hong Kong sunset

OK... I admit to using a fancy arty setting on the camera but it does not detract from this image of a smoggy winter Hong Kong sunset

 Bought by the Government 4 years ago, refurbished but still NOT open on a daily basis to the Public - this is the King Yin Lei Mansion on Stubbs Road on the Island, English architect by the way! 

Bought by the Government 4 years ago, refurbished but still NOT open on a daily basis to the Public - this is the King Yin Lei Mansion on Stubbs Road on the Island, English architect by the way! 

 One of the reasons Hong Konger's hate the Mainland Chinese Tourists, the way they re-pack all their brand name purchases into suitcases in public

One of the reasons Hong Konger's hate the Mainland Chinese Tourists, the way they re-pack all their brand name purchases into suitcases in public

 If you book a mass market coach tour then chances are you will end up in the Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road - you can get some great images

If you book a mass market coach tour then chances are you will end up in the Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road - you can get some great images

 Part of the Chi Lin Nunnery complex - the Nan Lian Garden in Diamond Hill, simply outstanding

Part of the Chi Lin Nunnery complex - the Nan Lian Garden in Diamond Hill, simply outstanding

    I imagine this scene is played out in all cities, citizens using their smart phones, nobody talks anymore!   

 I imagine this scene is played out in all cities, citizens using their smart phones, nobody talks anymore!

 
 I got lucky, this is fast becoming my favourite image, a shot of nothing as we sat in the NP 360 / Giant Buddha cable car on a very cloudy day

I got lucky, this is fast becoming my favourite image, a shot of nothing as we sat in the NP 360 / Giant Buddha cable car on a very cloudy day

 Meet Richard, Richard is probably very rich and is driving an absolutely fabulous Lamborghini

Meet Richard, Richard is probably very rich and is driving an absolutely fabulous Lamborghini

 One of my favourite places, the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, somewhat over the top but quite simply, fascinating

One of my favourite places, the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, somewhat over the top but quite simply, fascinating

 My reaction to this scene was the same reaction I would have to finding an alien sat on my toilet - wander around Tai O on Lantau Island and you will Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs

My reaction to this scene was the same reaction I would have to finding an alien sat on my toilet - wander around Tai O on Lantau Island and you will Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs

 One of my favourite colonial images, Statue Square Hong Kong with the Cenotaph in the foreground and the old Legco / Supreme Court building in the background

One of my favourite colonial images, Statue Square Hong Kong with the Cenotaph in the foreground and the old Legco / Supreme Court building in the background

 Despite many emails from me, the Government Department responsible for this embarrassing sign have still not modified / replaced it - idiots! 

Despite many emails from me, the Government Department responsible for this embarrassing sign have still not modified / replaced it - idiots! 

 This is the Tai O fishing village, home to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and if you can find the time you should really visit, ignore the cheap boat tours and walk around - simply brilliant

This is the Tai O fishing village, home to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and if you can find the time you should really visit, ignore the cheap boat tours and walk around - simply brilliant

 Still in the Tai O fishing village - they have a small, old Temple which is very photogenic

Still in the Tai O fishing village - they have a small, old Temple which is very photogenic

 The Blue House located at Stone Nullah Lane in Wanchai and legend has it the families living in there use buckets as toilets and pay an old codger to remove the waste every day!

The Blue House located at Stone Nullah Lane in Wanchai and legend has it the families living in there use buckets as toilets and pay an old codger to remove the waste every day!

 It is always a jolly good idea to take the free ferry to the Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen, the food is awful and overpriced but it is oh so photogenic, this is the entrance

It is always a jolly good idea to take the free ferry to the Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant in Aberdeen, the food is awful and overpriced but it is oh so photogenic, this is the entrance

 Like most people I have a thing about spiders so I went looking for the Golden Orb spider, I found a family of 5, they are huge and poisonous but absolutely gorgeous and they are everywhere, just lurking.

Like most people I have a thing about spiders so I went looking for the Golden Orb spider, I found a family of 5, they are huge and poisonous but absolutely gorgeous and they are everywhere, just lurking.

 The iconic Peak Tram cresting the hill approaching the Peak Tram Station at the Peak

The iconic Peak Tram cresting the hill approaching the Peak Tram Station at the Peak

 The Pak Tai Temple in Wanchai, 2 minutes walk from the Blue House, very old, very moody, very atmospheric and a must visit

The Pak Tai Temple in Wanchai, 2 minutes walk from the Blue House, very old, very moody, very atmospheric and a must visit

 Image number 657,875,365,188 of the Star Ferry.  It is simply iconic and a wonderful way to spend 8 minutes.

Image number 657,875,365,188 of the Star Ferry.  It is simply iconic and a wonderful way to spend 8 minutes.

 As a visitor you probably will not get to cross the Tsing Ma bridge in the New Territories, pity, it offers some splendid views as you cross it. 

As a visitor you probably will not get to cross the Tsing Ma bridge in the New Territories, pity, it offers some splendid views as you cross it. 

 You probably won't visit Tsuen Wan either, pity, this is where real people live, many in somewhat dilapidated housing

You probably won't visit Tsuen Wan either, pity, this is where real people live, many in somewhat dilapidated housing

  Quite simply the greatest city view in the world and yes, I am biased.

Quite simply the greatest city view in the world and yes, I am biased.

 ...and last but not least, the amazing statue at the Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery in Shatin

...and last but not least, the amazing statue at the Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery in Shatin

...and there you have it. 


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 26, 2013 and filed under The Essentials.