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Visiting Kowloon Park in TST, Kowloon, the rather expensive diamonds on display in mass market jeweller Chow Tai Fook and the thrill of photographing McLaren cars in Hong Kong.

I have not yet been on the darn thing, perhaps in the next few weeks but it does look impressive and by golly it looks stunning at night...

Ar 33 acres Kowloon Park is not that big and I guess is Hong Kong's version of Central Park in New York and that for me is all you can say about it. I think it is very bland, very little going on and I was amazed at just how many signs the Government has put up in the Park threatening prosecution, fines and imprisonment for for just any infraction you can think of.. it is depressing just looking at the sheer volume of signs.

I just find the place underwhelming and not anywhere near as good as Hong Kong Park and the Botanical Gardens on Hong Kong Island.

A tiny display of diamond jewellery in one of the gazillion Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Stores we have in Hong Kong... just look closely a the prices (HK$) and divide by 7.78 to get the US$ price. Simply amazing.

Chow Tai Fook is a real Hong Kong success story (although I imagine all of us wonder how one small city can support so many high end jewellery stores)

This is a McLaren, one of the most desirable sports cars in the world and a personal favourite of mine and I get a real thrill photographing them as they whizz by at 120mph.. I just think it is fabulous that the rich folk here indulge a little in buying these wonderful works of art and get immense enjoyment out of them.

I am NOT a fan of scooters, at best I think they are an embarrassing mode of transport (and yes, I do appreciate why they are popular and why people buy them) and it is hard to look cool on something that is slower than a lawnmower... however I get some great images of people on scooters!


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Posted on January 26, 2015 .