14 September 2016

Playing Tourist... Again



I've mentioned in the past how much I enjoy playing tourist in my own backyard. Especially in a place as colorful and vibrant as Hong Kong, one is bound to come across little gems --be they in the form of quaint little shops, a tucked-away hole-in-the-wall or kooky interactions with strangers. 

My friend and I were waiting for the bus after lunch last Friday.  In the rain, along Hollywood Road.  We'd been waiting for over 20 minutes and the traffic was slow-moving.  I'd been eyeing this tiny roadside "shop" across the street. It was humble. Simple foldaway tables and chairs plunked down right on the concrete sloping street. Condiments in a small tray on the table. Chopsticks stuffed in a tall, uncovered container next to it. Very local.

During a break in the traffic and with no bus in sight, I'd decided to dart across and snap a few with my phone. I'd had to balance my umbrella, crooked against my neck and shoulder, while I tried to zoom in and focus.  I got this.  It was worth stepping in a puddle or two.


When the weather is cooler and drier, I might go back and check out the food and the little dessert kiosk beside it.  


{Also linking up with Life Thru the LensWordless Wednesday;


10 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

I love that! Being a tourist in your own city is great fun!

Suzy said...

What a great shot!...love it!

Jeanna said...

Oh it sure was worth a puddle, excellent shot. It's warm and tangible. I bet you looked more coordinated than me balancing two yipping little rats with leashes and a camera with telephoto lens today. Plenty of puddles here too coincidentally.

Amy Franks said...

oh nice shot! I love those tiny little places that are inconspicious

Kristy LifenReflection said...

How charming!

barbara said...

it was really worth it! sometimes we don't pay attention to the beauty around us but looking at our streets from inside the camera can help! I'm expecting a review of that kiosk! :)

Ida said...

Wonderful street scene capture. I like it a lot.

abrianna said...

That is a great shot. The black and white mural looks 3D. Very cool.

Molly said...

Absolutely worth the dash because this is a great shot

Mollyxxx

Lisa Kerner said...

yah, that shot was worth it. I really love everything about it, but I especially like that it looks like a selective color edit but isn't. It's so much better because it au natural.

Lisa @ Life Thur the Lens

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