Thursday, May 29, 2008

Beautiful bridge from the airport

I missed a day. Got home, went to post a picture, found that a lead piece of art had fallen from the wall and sliced through the internet cord. Bummer.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In Happy Valley

Doesn't it look cold with the clouds circling the towers? It's unimaginably hot. A still, steamy hot that touches you on all sides equally. The wet season is back.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Hillary in Causeway Bay

There's no escaping the election.

Causeway Bay

From a tram at twilight, the busiest intersection in the world, they say.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Outdoor kitchen in Nim Shue Wan

On Sundays especially, delicious-smelling food simmers on the stove. This was a rainy Saturday with no one cooking. More about Nim Shue Wan at

Near Nim Shue Wan

Shrine near the Tin Hau temple in Nim Shue Wan. More about this area at

Friday, May 23, 2008

Nim Shue Wan

Drying wood for heat and fuel alongside a creek near the squatters' village.
More on this area at

Thursday, May 22, 2008

In Aberdeen

Evening of the Arts - student art with Barack Obama, tulips and plugs and Chip and Dale. Yes, I'm still in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

On the Star Ferry

On "Twilight Star"- a lady who looks she's fallen out of the '40's into our time.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Unknown flower covering hillsides

The hills are alive with these flowers. They've just bloomed in the past week. I'm hoping TOG from Coral Gables, FL will let us know what they are.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Wan Chai MTR Internet

Two free internet ports in the MTR station, even though there are no bathrooms. There's a countdown clock on the screen of each counting down from 15 minutes (to keep you honest about how long you've been there.) The poppies are a perfume ad.

Wan Chai MTR

Every MTR (subway) station is a different color. I suppose it's so if you're really drunk, or it's so crowded you can't see the signs, you know where you are. Wan Chai is this disgusting green. These bright decals say "Step yourself to health." This staircase has 60 stairs and it's much less crowded than the escalator.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Street food

Hate the curried fish balls, the yellow xiu mais taste like glue, a hot dog is a hot dog, but the octopus is divinely chewy.

Some sort of jasmine

A shot taken when I should have been running.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

French tram

In Sheung Wan, from the top deck of the double-decker bus.

Monday, May 12, 2008

In Wan Chai

The ad says: Intuition, ambiance, sensation, vibe, grandeur, pleasure, bliss, modern, luxurious, classy, posh, comfortable, relaxing, enjoyment, ensemble, polish, sparkle, twinkle, glow, warm, shimmer, glitter, glisten, cosy.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Twilight from TST

It's twilight. The buildings have started to light up. The Star Ferry, "Bright Star" is crossing the harbour to take us home.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

High tea at the Peninsula

My mom and I went for high tea at the Peninsula Hotel, in which the British surrendered to Japan on December 25, 1941. Ours was a more civilized affair. Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!

Towards Sheung Wan

The east side of the buildings of April 22

Thursday, May 8, 2008

From my window

The weather has shifted. It's heavy-hot and not smoggy. This evening was just as beautiful as it appears.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Durian, et. al

And dragonfruit and mangoes and kiwi and peaches and persimmons and papaya.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Torch route

The menacing police presence

Monday, May 5, 2008

Torch run again

At the Hong Kong torch run there were probably a third of the flags that were Coca-Cola's rather than Chinese.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

That CK ad again

With bamboo scaffolding covering, it looks as though the building will be un or recovered. See April 5 and 6 for the whole view.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

At Central Ferry Pier 3

Waiting for the torch to run by - almost, but not completely, unlike France.

Friday, May 2, 2008

All over Central

Domestic workers gathered all over Hong Kong on Labour Day to celebrate, worship and protest. More pictures @ Commuting to Hong Kong

Thursday, May 1, 2008

By Happy Valley Racecourse

Getting the decorations up for the Olympics. Equestrian events will be in Hong Kong.