15 March 2011

Random Kowloon Street Scenes

I love walking around and taking random shots of street scenes.  Here are a few from my (separate) trips over to the Kowloon side –to the Bird Market when my friend visited last November and a few from a trek to sample the dimsum at Tim Ho Wan (a Michelin-starred hole-in-the-wall).  Except for the second and third pictures, –which were shot with my D90, –all the rest were taken with my Sony Cybershot.

Side street somewhere in Yau Ma TeiBicycle

We don’t usually see graffiti, but this was on a wall in a side alley (Yau Ma Tei)Graffiti

Oh, did I mention that I LOVE to photograph senior citizens?  There was one old lady at the Bird Market that had the most interesting face.  Her skin reminded me of distressed brown leather.  Her eyes crinkled to slits when she smiled.  She had a gold tooth in the front.  She had a big smile on her face as she watched me snap away.  I asked her if she would mind my taking her picture, but she laughingly waved me away, saying, “What would you want a photo of an old ‘garbage lady?’  Go take pictures of the birds.”  I tried to assure her that she has the most beautiful smile (and she did!).  But she was obviously not comfortable with the idea, so I didn’t push it.

Old men idly chatting at the Bird MarketMen-chatting

Reading the paper while waiting for a table at Tim Ho Wan.Old-man-and-newspaper

An old man making a propane tank delivery on his bike (along Prince Edward Road).old-man-on-bike

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