Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Artistic pattern in Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑的美與藝

Chi Lin Nunnery is tranquil. Anyone staying inside the nunnery will have a feeling of comfortable and relaxing ambience. The whole architectural structure built on the prototype of temple in Tang Dynasty is so grant and elegant that makes one dazzled and stunned. Every part of the building is an artistic creation, a display of beautiful arts.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑

As part of my childhood was spent in Diamond Hill, I was quite familiar with Chi Lin Nunnery there. That was a small temple established in 1932. I used to walk by this temple in those days and now I still remember the Chi Lin Primary School located beside the main gate. In retrospect, this is already many years ago! I left Hong Kong to settle in Toronto in 1988. In 2009, I came back and paid the first visit to Chi Lin with a special feeling.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Visiting Mau Wu Fortress 茅湖廢堡初探

This noon I had to go to the Star Ferry at Tsimshatsui of Hong Kong. In order to make full use of the morning session, I decided to go to Mau Wu Fortress at Tiu Keng Leng. I hoped to finish the trip within 3 hours. As such, I did a quick research: Mau Wu Fortress has more than 100 years. It was believed to be built in Ching Dynasty for the Chinese officials to undergo their marine and coastal observational duty through the windows of the round tower. A long stone house behind was suspected to be the dormitory for the duty officials.  Its roof was fallen but the wall was well-kept.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reminiscing Devil's Peak 魔鬼山情事

Devil's Peak         by Peter Bok
(a reminiscence with 12 places* in Hong Kong)

Fierce battle fought for 18 days in Hong Kong**
Tide of Lyemun was strong and long
Gunboats fenced the Western Bay
Fighters flied over Tung Lung in relay

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A day of photography at Lyemun 在鯉魚門獵影的一天

My travel photography is usually accomplished by "going and being alone". This album is different from the previous as I have my nephew Nathanian Tomaz who is keen on photography accompanied me in the trip. He has taken photos of me and therefore keeping a record of my photography activity at Lei Yue Mun on that day. It is seldom that I would put photos of myself in this blog.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Reminiscing Lei Yue Mun 情繫鯉魚門

Lei Yue Mun (Lyemun), the main door of the east entrance to the Victoria Harbor of Hong Kong, has a natural military fortification.  In the Second World War, the peaks on both sides of Lei Yue Mun had the military forts built to defend the eastern approaches to Victoria Harbor. On Hong Kong island, the fort built at Ah Kung Ngam now becomes the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defense.  At Lei Yue Mun in Kowloon, the fort was built at the Devil Hill which was already abandoned.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Blessings in New year 2013 新年賀辭

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year 2013 !
祝各位2013年快樂 身體健康 萬事勝意 !

Scarborough Bluffs Park, Toronto