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2012年7月23日 星期一

Stanley & Chung Hom Kok




I've lived in Hong Kong all my life. I know there's a beach called Chung Hom Kok Beach. I've passed it by many times in various launch picnics. But I never set foot upon it . I did today. It's not something to rave about.



When I arrived at Stanley, my eyes were greeted by these colorful lampshades.



I passed by these two boats on the seaside broadwalk on my way to the relocated Blake's Pier before reaching the Ma Hang Park. 



and found a pair of lovers posing for their now obligatory "wedding photo album" under one of the arches of the Hong Kong Marine Museum.



A butterfly at the entrance to the Ma Hang Park


The head of another one.



I wanted to look at the "Temple of the Lord of the North" (北帝廟)



And found these combination word of "Houseful of Jewelry" posted on a sidedoor.



and this lantern for welcoming "good fortune" and " wealth" outside its external wall.



Apparently, the local deity needs to take a summer vacation break too.



A view from Stanley. Some storm clouds were gathering. But it was not yet raining.



Another view of the bay



So I walked along a seaside path next to the temple.


and came upon some melastomas.



another one preparing to bloom after the shower



the heart of one



and another one about to bloom



You know what? I found these small flowers. They're from a small papaya tree growing beside the path.



Before long, I found myself outside of the park and came upon a rusted lock.



Some worm eaten leaves outside its wire mesh fence.



 Some peonies



A close up of one of them



a morning glory.



A small daisy fighting its way out of some hedge plants.



And I reached my final destination: the Chung Hom Kok Beach and found some unusual cloud formations



It was close to evening. The sea had turned silver.



Another view of the bay



A closer view of the sea. A small desire finally satisfied!


7 則留言:

  1. 域 流亦詩 Louis Rick2012年7月23日 下午5:35

    很久未有踏足舂坎角了!這輯精美圖文帶給在下點點回憶。謝謝分享。
    [版主回覆07/23/2012 20:20:56]For you it's a long ago. For me, it's my first! Glad you like it.

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  2. I've never been in Chung Hom Kok before. HK is not a small place.
    [版主回覆07/24/2012 12:37:29]You'll be surprised to find how many places there are in HK which may well be worth a visit, at least once!

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  3. You are welcome to view my new post: Let It Be.
    [版主回覆07/24/2012 12:37:46]I'll do that.

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  4. The last four pictures are particularly interesting! Hope you didn't get soaked !
    [版主回覆07/24/2012 12:48:46]No I didn't although it did rain for a while. Glad you find some photos interesting.

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  5. Love that “triply locked red door” shot most.
    [版主回覆07/27/2012 12:01:23]The altar to the Lord of the North, probably?
    [超哥回覆07/26/2012 20:37:18]Just curious what's behind the triply locked red door?
    [版主回覆07/24/2012 12:50:10]Yeah, a very meaningful shot !

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  6. The Hong Kong style wedding photos always made me laugh.
    [版主回覆07/28/2012 11:56:00]Wedding photos have become "routinised" & "standardized" for commercial reasons.

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  7. # 6、7、8、9 好有趣! ~~~~~~~~ 這 "關帝爺爺" 看來掌管人間財富寶物呢! 金玉滿堂之外還要上了三個鎖! 只喝杯酒吃蘋果!
    [只微回覆07/28/2012 12:21:10]對對對! 這許多人關注、 關爺爺忙著呢!
    [版主回覆07/28/2012 11:45:01]He doesn't need much. He's a deity! He wishes to give all the good stuffs to the faithful but he's not always available! You got to await his pleasure !

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