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Hong Kong

Sue and I went to Hong Kong for the New Year in 2006. Hong Kong must be the newest, shiniest city on the planet. You can build in any material you like as long as its chrome, stainless steel, or marble-faced concrete. It's also one of the world's friendliest and clean cities with a wide variety of photo-opportunities (the people learn to be photographed long before they learn to walk). I was very impressed with the scale and efficiency of Hong Kong's public transport system.
Oh yes, and did I say we loved Hong Kong?
Since writing the above, some have criticized my enthusiasm for Hong Kong. I must say that I was there as a tourist and my superficial comparison is with other countries I've visited as a tourist. When I said that Hong Kong was 'clean' I meant 'largely free from litter' which is observable - I cannot comment on matters such as pollution. Part of my enthusiasm was due to the very friendly and helpful way way in which people treated us.
My gallery contains a several pictures of weddings. A large number of people were being married at approximately the same time - I was told that this time was auspicious.
Starting from a gloomy Teesside
Starting from a gloomy Teesside
Arriving in Hong Kong
Arriving in Hong Kong
Night light
Night light
First morning is gloomy
First morning is gloomy
Star Ferry
Star Ferry
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Looking to Hong Kong from Kowloon
Looking to Hong Kong from Kowloon
Passing the ferry
Passing the ferry
On the Star Ferry
On the Star Ferry
View from the ferry
View from the ferry
View from the ferry
View from the ferry
Another member of the Star fleet
Another member of the Star fleet
Watching from the ferry
Watching from the ferry
Ship at sunset
Ship at sunset
Recycling boat?
Recycling boat?
Light on water
Light on water
Night sceen (my first use of short flash, long exposure)
Night sceen (my first use of short flash, long exposure)
Photographer arranges groom
Photographer arranges groom
Bride and groom
Bride and groom
The wedding photographer
The wedding photographer
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From the Star Ferry
From the Star Ferry
The Lippo building
The Lippo building
Looking up
Looking up
Double-decker tram
Double-decker tram
Bus with HBO advertising
Bus with HBO advertising
The world's 3rd tallest building
The world's 3rd tallest building
The Lippo building
The Lippo building
The sky is not the limit!
The sky is not the limit!
When I'm cleaing windows...
When I'm cleaing windows...
Not everyone lives in a gleaming modern skyscraper
Not everyone lives in a gleaming modern skyscraper
Street shop
Street shop
Dried fish
Dried fish
Street shops
Street shops
Street market
Street market
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Street scene in Kowloon
Street scene in Kowloon
Good luck
Good luck
Lunch time
Lunch time
Temple
Temple
Incense
Incense
Temple
Temple
Candles in the temple
Candles in the temple
Urn
Urn
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Bride
Bride
Bride and groom
Bride and groom
Bride
Bride
A shopping mall
A shopping mall
In the mall
In the mall
Christmas decorations
Christmas decorations
Large Hong Kong bee
Large Hong Kong bee
Chinese gingerbread men
Chinese gingerbread men
Shopping in the mall
Shopping in the mall
Bustling night scene
Bustling night scene
Night scene
Night scene
Hong Kong at night
Hong Kong at night
Lights
Lights
Lights
Lights
Night
Night
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In Hong Kong park
In Hong Kong park
In the park
In the park
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In the aviary
In the aviary
In the park
In the park
Photographer
Photographer
Photographing me
Photographing me
Animee?
Animee?
People
People
People
People
People
People
Young man in the bird market
Young man in the bird market
Looking at birds
Looking at birds
Also in the bird market
Also in the bird market
Baby - finding life confusing
Baby - finding life confusing
In the park
In the park
Weighing
Weighing
Star!
Star!
The bird market
The bird market
Bad hair day?
Bad hair day?
Red eye?
Red eye?
To the sky
To the sky
In any direction, as long as it's up
In any direction, as long as it's up
Science fiction?
Science fiction?
View from the peak
View from the peak
Modern buildings are dramatic
Modern buildings are dramatic
Central Hong Kong
Central Hong Kong
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Glass
Glass
People mover
People mover
The metro
The metro
Reflections in two-tone glass
Reflections in two-tone glass
Geometry  of housing
Geometry of housing
I love the writing
I love the writing
Chinese characters
Chinese characters
Color, shade and texture
Color, shade and texture
Blue and green eyes
Blue and green eyes
High heels
High heels
Dragon
Dragon
The harbor
The harbor
Sunset
Sunset
Part of my New Year's dinner!
Part of my New Year's dinner!
Lunch
Lunch
High tea
High tea
Happy phoning
Happy phoning
Checking the photo
Checking the photo
Goal!
Goal!
Spirits of the Olympics
Spirits of the Olympics
In the street of flower shops
In the street of flower shops
Flower markey
Flower markey
Flower market
Flower market
Orchid
Orchid
Bride 1
Bride 1
Bride 2
Bride 2
Bride 3
Bride 3
Bridesmaid
Bridesmaid
Wedding car
Wedding car
Wedding guest
Wedding guest
Bridesmaid
Bridesmaid
Lights, camera, action
Lights, camera, action
Bouquet
Bouquet
Professional photographer at work
Professional photographer at work
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Restaurant at the airport
Restaurant at the airport
At the airport: A tail of three dragons...
At the airport: A tail of three dragons...
On the way home - over the Roof of the World
On the way home - over the Roof of the World
Over Tibet. What an amazing planet we live on. I do hope no one breaks it.
Over Tibet. What an amazing planet we live on. I do hope no one breaks it.
Gateway to the Star Ferry
Gateway to the Star Ferry
Rules are rules in any language
Rules are rules in any language
The roof of a temple
The roof of a temple
Dried squid
Dried squid
Hotel by night
Hotel by night
The harbor
The harbor
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