Wing Sang Ivory - Struggling to make a living in Yaumatei

Flying the Commie Flag in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre and dried noodles

 

 You don't see this very often

You don't see this very often

I imagine this old codger has been sitting in this shop for 40+ years which is located on Nathan Road in Yaumatei. There is not much call these days for ivory given there are so many import and export restrictions but he must sell a fair bit just to cover the rent. What a fascinating old timer. 

 Flying the Commie Flag

Flying the Commie Flag

It seems the fashionable thing to do these days... makes for some interesting images.. this Commie flag is being flown by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central District on the Island.

 The Poster Boy for the Hong Kong Government

The Poster Boy for the Hong Kong Government

Viewed from the Peak it looks like a Manta Ray, it also bears a slight resemblance to the Sydney Opera House.. I like the building. 

 Very dried noodles

Very dried noodles

Just thought this was an interesting image

 Not ancient but old enough

Not ancient but old enough

A bit of a classic is this old Mercedes Benz

 A nice bit of art

A nice bit of art

The 2 Langham Hotels in Hong Kong are known for their art displays in the lobby, this piece is in the Langham Hotel in TST, Kowloon.... pretty fancy

 Dried fruit I guess

Dried fruit I guess

I am never quite sure what a lot of the stuff is in the traditional Chinese Medicine shops, suffice to day it doesn't appeal to my tastes. 

 Looking a bit like Laurel & Hardy

Looking a bit like Laurel & Hardy

I spend a lot of time in Temples, I am absolutely fascinated by them... this is a small temple on Cheung Chau Island ( and no, it is not the famous Pak Tai Temple ) 

 Not much going on here.

Not much going on here.

I will be spending some time in Shek Kip Mei in the coming months, it has been a decade or two since I was there last, there must be something of interest there!


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Posted on July 18, 2013 .