Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Yesterday I came back from a short trip (4 days) to Hong Kong. I was at a TB conference which was very interesting and took up most of my time, but I had a few opportunities to do some sightseeing. Of course I took my camera; here are a few of my favourite photos.
Taken on the ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon:
Statue in Kowloon:
Taken on a sampan in Aberdeen Harbour:
A building in the street next to my hotel, in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island:
And a close-up:
Hong Kong is called the most vertical city in the world and it's not hard to see why:
Spotted during a sightseeing tour in Hong Kong Island:
Me taking photos ;-):
A stall at Stanley Street Market, selling not the usual standard stuff but quirky handmade things:
I bought this creature; it suits my new bag very well! The gorgeous silk shawl was also bought at this market. I think turquoise is my favourite colour at the moment.
Hong Kong is a vibrant, inspiring city, but it's also very crowded and polluted. And of course it is summer there now, so it was very hot and humid. I had a great time but was happy to be back in clean, green Brisbane on a sunny winter's day!
I hope to finish the ice skating quilt this week, and am also planning a Hong Kong quilt for the Australian and New Zealand art quilters journal quilt project!
More Hong Kong photos can be found on my photo blog, which I have resurrected. It will no longer be a 'a photo a day' blog, but will feature series of photos whenever I have the opportunity to go somewhere and try to make some good photos. Do go and have a look!