Visiting the Giant Buddha on a very cloudy day in Hong Kong

March of the ants, up close and personal with an apartment block in Tung Chung and Armani for babies.. whatever next!


 This is fast becoming one of my favourite images

This is fast becoming one of my favourite images

 Not many people wave back

Not many people wave back

 You can get some great images of the airport

You can get some great images of the airport

 Given the elevation a mystical (!) Buddha is always a possibility

Given the elevation a mystical (!) Buddha is always a possibility

It has been very wet this week and we took the chance yesterday to go to the Giant Buddha out near the airport on Lantau Island.. cloud level was very low which meant that seeing the Giant Buddha at the bottom of the steps was not possible but when we climbed the 263 steps then this is what we saw... we were in the clouds and the Buddha looked very mystical.

Despite the weather there was a 2 hour queue to get on the cable car so we took the no. 23 bus up (no queue, 30 minutes travel time) and went down on the cable car, for half the journey we could see nothing and it was a weird feeling being in the clouds! 

 Ants on the march

Ants on the march

You could do a Nat Geo Wild special at the Peak these days, the more I go into the "jungle" the more I find... like these ants on the move

 Up close and personal

Up close and personal

Private apartments in Tung Chung near the airport

 Obsessed wih status and money

Obsessed wih status and money

Hong Konger's can be just a bit obsessed with status and money but for me this is a new low. 

 Perfect for babies

Perfect for babies

The Maybach is the perfect car for Armani clad babies.... 

 Just lovely

Just lovely

Spotted these next to the gift shop at the base of the steps leading to the Giant Buddha, no idea what they are but they certainly attracted a gaggle of camera toting tourists. 


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Posted on June 26, 2013 .