24 May 2012

Photo Walk | Sheung Wan (1)



My friend, S, and I finally managed to go on our first photo walk.  This had been a long time in the works, but because of clashes in schedule, we didn’t manage to do it until earlier this week.  We decided to go to Sheung Wan, because it is a more local part of town and we had a feeling that we would get plenty of interesting shots there.  Boy, were we in for a treat!

 

Alley

 

We ducked into alleys,

 

Alley2

 

stopped and lingered, chatted with a few folks, saw many things that intrigued us.

 

{Some kind of lizard, I think, for medicinal purposes.}

Ugh

 

{Dried starfish – HK$5 apiece}

Starfish

 

{Coils of incense at a temple}

Coils-of-incense

 

Coils-of-incense2

 

With so many glitzy mega shopping malls and designer boutiques here in Hong Kong, I always find it so refreshing to come across shops that seem to have been stuck in time.

Essential-oils-shop

 

Stuck-in-time

 

It was such a relaxing morning as we took our time soaking up the ambience,

 

Unloading

Sheung-Wan2

Alley4

Alley3

 

rife with the smell of various dried goods.

 

{Salted fish hung to dry on the street.}

Dried-fish

 

Dried-Fish1

 

{There is a ton of photos still, but I will save those for another post.}

 

This had been such a fun and worthwhile way to spend a morning that we promised ourselves that we will do a photo walk at least once a month.  This way, we’ll get to discover and see parts of Hong Kong that we had never really taken time out to look and explore before.  Not only that, but since we’re both pretty much at the same level when it comes to photography, we’re learning from each other.  It’s a wonderful way to chill with a friend who shares my interest in photography.  We could compare notes, talk about shots without boring the other person, and never feel rushed whenever any one of us stops to take pictures.

 

Thanks for a really fun photo walk, S!

 
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3 COMMENTS:

Anita said...

What a fabulous thing to do! :) It's good that you are seeing local, but new places - and especially through the lens of your camera, making it something that you can share with us.

The congestion and seemingly disorganization of the large city is amazing.

MG Atwood said...

Oh, I wish I had found this part of Hong kong when I was there! These are so interesting and wonderful Loving your perspective.

Erika B said...

Wow, I always find your street photos amazing. This time is no different. I can't stop feeling a bit nervous about those scaffoldings...

Erika B

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