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I shot some B&W film in Hong Kong too. These three shots were from the great Buddha on Lantau Island. It is at a monestary that I had to take an increadible cable car ride to get to.

Will you trust the blue fortune teller or the red one?

Will you trust the blue fortune teller or the red one?

Fortune tellers are much more common (or at least visible) in Asia than I am used to in the US.  I’ve seen them in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and now Hong Kong.

In Mongkok, Hong Kong near the night market there is a street where many fortune tellers set up tents and stools and people wait in line to consult with them.

Will you trust the blue fortune teller or the red one?  (Both photos taken candidly.)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

I have so many photos from Hong Kong that I’ll never get around to posting them all.  Photos of the city, temples, the streets, etc., etc.  I think I’ll post a few then move on to all of the photos I have of Nagasaki from my trip there the other weekend.

I take too many photos …

Ohh, and I post them at smaller resolutions than before as part of my (largely unsuccessful attempt to prevent theft.)  The number of web sites, blogs, and jerks who take media from the web for their own use without permission is really skyrocketing.

Hong Kong Central seen from the historic Star Ferry boat.  The Star Ferry has run for over 100 years and was featured in the 1960’s movie "The World of Suzie Wong" (which I highly recommend.)

Hong Kong seen from Victoria Peak.

Hong Kong eats

Hong Kong eats

Continuing to post photos from Hong Kong. Despite the unappetizing appearance of the food in the window (to my eyes at least), the food in Hong Kong was amazing! It was SUCH a welcome break from boring Japan where international food options are limited due to the Japanese penchant for only Japanese food.

Reach for the sky – Hong Kong

Reach for the sky – Hong Kong

I’m sorry for being so lazy and slow about posting things lately.  I actually have MANY photos that I really like that I want to post.

Continuing some photos from my trip to Hong Kong in December …  Everywhere you go in HK the buildings are tall.  Hong Kong is one of the most vertical cities in the world with more people living and working above the 4th floor than any other city according to a statistic that I read.

Reach for the sky!

And one final photo that struck a chord with me.  I call it "Hong Kong’s hidden places"

China …

China …

Even though Hong Kong is a "Special Administrative Region" of China under the "one country, two systems" thing, with it’s crowded high-rise apartment buildings it matches an image that I have of crowded China.

This photo was taken not too far from the mainland China border is Hong Kong’s New Territories.

The Great Buddha of Lantau Island – Hong Kong

The Great Buddha of Lantau Island – Hong Kong

In my last post I posted some photos of an incredible cable car I took on Lantau Island Hong Kong.

Here was the destination:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

I spent a week in Hong Kong over Christmas.  It was WONDERFUL.  The sights and food were amazing, I LOVED IT!  It is one of my favorite places I’ve visited.  I will be posting many photos from it.

Despite being Winter in Japan and my home in the US, Hong Kong was about 24 degrees c. (~74 deg. f).  These photos are a bit dull because it was overcast this day, but it shows a very interesting ride I took!

There is a ridiculously long cable car on Lantau Island that takes you to a mountain on which there is a giant Buddha next to a monastery.  It was really awesome!  The cable car is so long it takes half an hour to reach the destination.  I will post photos of the great Buddha in the next post.  Hong Kong is reasonably priced too with my 2 way tickets for the train from Kowlook to Lantau and the cable car only being around $20 if I recall.  It was a nice break from Japan’s annoying inflated prices!