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2015年6月15日 星期一

Tai O Again (重返大澳)


Tai O is one of those places one can go more than once to practice photography.



It's got hills, houses and boats


 

 leaves



and accidental patterns


rotten wood



rotten metal barrels



one may go into the village where one finds flowers



carefully cultivated for their colors



or both shape and color



like this


or this


 
or this


or for their fragrance


One finds leaves growing in the most unexpected places



like upon racks for sunning its famous shrimp paste


in the luxuriant hillsides


hanging down from above right in the middle of your path


 
 sometimes one may find wild fruit


 
and those specially grown  like the pomegranates



laichees


or the "yellow skin"



One may go up the hill known as the "dragon and tiger mountain"



where one may have a view of the sea and the sky



the path is paved


There are steps going up and down


It's an easy walk



looking back




and the open sea


There are many barges: one gets a perspective on how puny our boats are compared to the clouds.



they're part of the fleet helping to build the bridge linking Hong Kong to Macau and Chuhai



a storm is gathering


one can see the rain clouds coming


they dump their moisture


after which the skies clear somewhat


one can go down after the storm


along a path which passes the old Tai O Police Station now turned into a restaurant


tree on the way to the pier


the dilapidated old pier


 Village women take advantage of the low tide to dig for shell fishes


 
The causeway sheltering boats at the village


the beach beside the new pier
 

the new pier



another storm coming


The rain clouds have moved further to the right


It's late. Time to go.