Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tsz Shan Monastery 慈山寺

【Photo Journey】《Tsz Shan Monastery》Car ran along Ting Kok Road of Tai Po District to the north of the New Territories of Hong Kong. Tolo Harbour was on the right whereas thick woods and hills were on the left. A huge and white Guanyin statute appearing in the greenwood mountains, facing Tolo Harbour, was particularly dazzling. My friend told me that it was Hong Kong businessman Li Ka-shing who spent HK$ 1.5 billion to build this Tsz Shan Monastery.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Revisiting Grass Island 重遊塔門

【Photo Journey】《Revisiting Grass Island》Grass Island (Tap Mun) is an outlying island northeast of the New Territories of Hong Kong, with an area of 1.69 square kilometers and the highest point of the hill is 125 meters. As the island is full of grass around the hills, that is the reason "grass island" is so named. Standing atop the hill, I could enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the beautiful view.  Therefore it attracts numerous campers and travellers.

Monday, December 21, 2015

From Tai Long Sai Wan to Chek Keng 西灣至赤涇

【Photo Journey】《From Tai Long Sai Wan to Chek Keng》: To enjoy the most beautiful beach in Hong Kong, you can not go without visiting the famous Tai Long Sai Wan (lit. "Big Wave West Bay") at Sai Kung East Country Park in Hong Kong. It is due to the wide bay with shallow water, sandy beaches, big waves and beautiful scenery that it is renowned to be the top of the ten beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. I first came to Tai Long Sai Wan for scout camping some 50 years ago.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

From Pak Sha O to Lai Chi Chong 白沙澳至荔枝莊

【Photo Journey】《From Pak Sha O to Lai Chi Chong》: Pak Sha O is a remote area of Sai Kung East Country Park in Hong Kong, amidst is a small village built in the jungle in the mountain valley facing the sea. It has beautiful scenery, just like a paradise.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Xiamen and Gulangyu 廈門鼓浪嶼

【Photo Journey】《Xiamen and Gulangyu》: Gulangyu is an island off the coast of Xiamen, a port city of Fujian Province in southern China. After the Opium War, Xiamen was one of the 5 treaty ports opened for foreign trade. Gulangyu is a famous historical and tourist island with beautiful beaches, meandering lanes and varied architecture. It ranks the top of the list of the ten most beautiful scenic attractions in the province.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Fujian Tulou 福建土樓

【Photo Journey】《Fujian Tulou》: The coach was running along the hill road northbound to Tulou (lit. clay house) district at the South Stream in Fujian, China. Here was a valley of 10 odd kilometers long in the suburb where the meandering South Stream was flowing. On either side of the stream were stepped fields. Village houses were built on the hill slopes, either gathered or scattered.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ancient city in the rain 雨中古城

【Photo Journey】《Ancient city in the rain》In travel, it is most despairing to encounter a rainy day. Everywhere is wet and misty. All beautiful scenes seem to be covered by a layer of gauze. Shooting landscape photographs becomes a big challenge. That day I came to an ancient city in Chaozhou, China. It had heavy rain all day. My interest in sightseeing was greatly reduced.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Kwun Tong Promenade 觀塘海濱長廊

【Photo Journey】
《Kwun Tong Promenade》: Following the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and Hung Hom promenade, Kwun Tong promenade is the third one located at the harborfront of Kwun Tong district in the East Kowloon Peninsula. Its first phase was completed on January 16, 2010 and the second phase on 28 May 2015.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hung Hom Promenade 紅磡海濱長廊

【Photo Journey】
《Hung Hom Promenade》: Hung Hom Promenade built in 2011 is located at Hung Hom harborfront in eastern Kowloon peninsula. It provides a convenient venue for people to view the scenery along Victoria Harbour. The total length of the promenade is 500 meters, stretching from Hung Hom Ferry Pier to the east and extending to the west to connect Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Reunion with Felix Lok 與鈞重逢

【Photo Journey】
《Reunion with Felix Lok》
Leaving school for four odd decades 
In movie circle Felix shows the glamorous face 
We met again with unforgettable memories 
Wishing our friendship continues till the very last day