26 August 2010

You Capture | Outside



 

{Glimpses of Hong Kong}

In the City

1. Elgin Street, SoHo – Lots of small restaurants and bars.  It might look quiet here, but then this was taken around noon.  It only becomes a happening place at night, after work.Elgin-Street (Edit:  These zigzag lines are usually found on either side of a pedestrian crossing and prohibit cars from parking there at any time –to ensure that pedestrians have a clear view of oncoming traffic.  These ‘lines’ apparently are found mainly in current or former Commonwealth countries. <Hong Kong is a former Commonwealth colony.>)

 

2.  Des Voeux Road Central – Busy street in the central business district.  The road is shared by buses, taxis, private cars, and the trams.  Sections of this street are closed off on Sundays for pedestrian-only traffic and you might see groups of domestic helpers sitting on the streets, playing cards, singing, giving each other mani/pedi’s…Central 

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In the Country

1.  Directional signs along a hiking trail on Lamma Island, the third largest island in Hong Kong. Hiking-signs

 

2.  I saw this sign during our hike on Lamma Island, but didn’t get the chance to go in and take a look.Herboland

 

3.  A roadside altar.Altar

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36 COMMENTS:

Ashley Sisk said...

I seriously love seeing the world from your eyes!

Hannah said...

These are really cool pictures! I too really enjoy seeing the world from your eyes!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These are amazing glimpses into a special part of the world. Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Love seeing you city pictures!
I just joined in on You Capture but I think I did the wrong or last weeks theme! =)
Oh well!

Dandy said...

Love the altar shot.

Whats up with the crazy zig zag lines in the first picture? I'm laughing trying to think of how I would react to that if I were driving.

RoseBelle said...

I'm suprised to see how quiet some streets are before nightfall. I thought the streets were always crowded regardless of any time of day. Thanks for another great virtual tour of HK!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's pretty neat! Why are the lines jagged on the sides?

*Jess* said...

wow, your pictures inspire me to want to travel there!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What an amazing hike! These are all really gorgeous, B.

blueviolet said...

I really enjoy getting a look into things over there. It may be the only way I can ever see it. Your photos showcase it beautifully.

Raven Mathis @ LMMP said...

I love the road lines on that first one... I am just picturing a car driving all dodgy and having a giggle!

Great photos! Makes me wish I could visit!

Jessie said...

What an interesting place you live. I truly enjoy coming to your blog and seeing all the wonderful photos you share with us. Each are so different.

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

I am in awe of the fact you can make a CITY look so beautiful! :)

Wanda said...

You really do live in such an interesting part of the world. Everything is so fascinating!

Great shots.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

These are all so cool! Did you use Picassa to edit the photos? If so, how were you able to get the flower on top of your name?

Tiaras said...

aww - so lucky you are! I love HK!!

Amber said...

It's neat to see cities far-far-away! Thanks for sharing!

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Oh so beautiful!!! I love to see your photos!!!

Jen said...

Nice pictures! It's fun to see a different place.

Chrystal said...

Your photos are wonderful.

Amber said...

Wow those city shots are amazing!!! Is that a double decker tram I see, wow. Your outside is a lot more interesting than mine.

The real L.A. love story. said...

i would love to go to hong kong. please post more of your travel adventures!

Bec said...

So fun to see someone else's country :) I didn't know any other country besides England had those zig zags, but I guess it makes sense they'd put them in Hong Kong too!

gibknitty said...

i love these pictures. it looks like such an interesting place.

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Oh how I wish to go back to Honk Kong again and take tons of pictures and admire everything. I went there when I was so little and I sure don't remember. I love your pictures!
Have a Fabulous Thursday!

carolsnotebook said...

What amazing photos. Thanks for sharing.

Chelle said...

Seriously great pictures! It's amazing to see on your blog what I may never have had a chance to see. Thank you so much for sharing!

xo

Susan said...

I just found you thanks to You Capture. I love the colors in your Hong Kong shots! All of the photos are just wonderful.

Elaine A. said...

This makes me just want to travel so badly. Thanks for taking us there for a bit... ;)

Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said...

Wow - awesome photos! Love the directional signs and the alter!!

Nya's mom said...

Phenomenal shots! Thank you for transporting me through such beautiful scenes!
-Jessica

Nezzy said...

What a wonderful peek into your world. The tire marks for pedestrians only...near misses??? The roadside alter just amazes me. Truly...it doesn't take much...I really need to get out more.

God bless you and enjoy your evening!!!

Kamana said...

I have been wondering where you lived. I can see the connection with HongKong, but wasn't sure if that was where you were based, or simply where you originated from. Thank you for this peek into your world.

Brooke G. said...

Oh my - your OUTSIDE looks amazing! Love the shots.

Bunch of Barrons said...

oh I love these! Especially those first ones of the city!

Yelena R. said...

Next time I go to Asia, Hong Kong will be one of my stops!

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