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Homeward bound

Due to the distance and the limited vacation time I have, visiting my hometown, Hong Kong, is not as easy as travelling to Europe for me. During my recent trip, understanding the people in HK had fear of catching swine flu from the visitors from the U.S., I did not notify all my relatives or friends of my 6-day short home leave. This way I ended up having some free time for photography.

This album is a combination of the photos from two trips - 2006 and 2009. The first 12 photos were taken in 2006. That time I was even there for only 5 days. I stayed at a hotel right by the Golden Bauhinia Square, where stands the monument in commemoration of the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997. Two mornings in a row I went downstairs before 7:30 in order to attend and photograph the flag-raising ceremony to add a memorable document to my collection. Regardless of one's political background, at that very moment, watching the rise of the flag and listening to the Chinese National Anthem, every Chinese person should more or less feel an emotion and love for where our roots come from.

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01_The Golden Bauhinia.jpg
01_The Golden Bauhinia.jpg
02_The daily flag-raising ceremony.jpg
02_The daily flag-raising ceremony.jpg
03_ Convention Centre in the background.jpg
03_ Convention Centre in the background.jpg
04_The sky is the limit.jpg
04_The sky is the limit.jpg
05_Hong Kong Park.jpg
05_Hong Kong Park.jpg
06_Statue on the Star Avenue.jpg
06_Statue on the Star Avenue.jpg
07_A door in Cheung Chau.jpg
07_A door in Cheung Chau.jpg
09_Another door in Cheung Chau.jpg
09_Another door in Cheung Chau.jpg
08_A temple in Cheung Chau.jpg
08_A temple in Cheung Chau.jpg
10_Cheung Chau Pier.jpg
10_Cheung Chau Pier.jpg
11_Macau_the ruins of St Paul.jpg
11_Macau_the ruins of St Paul.jpg
12_Macau_some ancient designs of windows.jpg
12_Macau_some ancient designs of windows.jpg
13_The clock tower by Star Ferry.jpg
13_The clock tower by Star Ferry.jpg
14_The clock tower with the Cultural Centre behind it.jpg
14_The clock tower with the Cultural Centre behind it.jpg
15_Victoria Harbour.jpg
15_Victoria Harbour.jpg
16_Victoria Harbour.jpg
16_Victoria Harbour.jpg
17_When classic becomes unique.jpg
17_When classic becomes unique.jpg
18_Shapes of rooftops.jpg
18_Shapes of rooftops.jpg
19_1881 Heritage.jpg
19_1881 Heritage.jpg
20_1881 Heritage.jpg
20_1881 Heritage.jpg
21_The spokesman that never speaks.jpg
21_The spokesman that never speaks.jpg
22_Museum of Art got a new outfit.jpg
22_Museum of Art got a new outfit.jpg
23_The night ferry.jpg
23_The night ferry.jpg
24_The night coach.jpg
24_The night coach.jpg
25_Lines and lights.jpg
25_Lines and lights.jpg
26_The statue of Bruce Lee.jpg
26_The statue of Bruce Lee.jpg
27_A view from Hopewell Centre_Central District.jpg
27_A view from Hopewell Centre_Central District.jpg
28_A view from Hopewell Centre_IFC  Bldg on far left and ICC Bldg in the middle.jpg
28_A view from Hopewell Centre_IFC Bldg on far left and ICC Bldg in the middle.jpg
29_A view from Hopewell Centre_Happy Valley.jpg
29_A view from Hopewell Centre_Happy Valley.jpg
30_A view from Ngong Ping Cable Car_Tung Chung.jpg
30_A view from Ngong Ping Cable Car_Tung Chung.jpg
31_A view from Ngong Ping Cable Car_HKG Airport.jpg
31_A view from Ngong Ping Cable Car_HKG Airport.jpg
32_Ngong Ping Village.jpg
32_Ngong Ping Village.jpg
33_The statue of Buddha.jpg
33_The statue of Buddha.jpg
34_Itching.jpg
34_Itching.jpg
35_Delete that photo or else.jpg
35_Delete that photo or else.jpg
36_Calm down my dear.jpg
36_Calm down my dear.jpg
37_This way up to the sunrise viewpoint.jpg
37_This way up to the sunrise viewpoint.jpg
38_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
38_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
39_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
39_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
40_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
40_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
41_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
41_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
42_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
42_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
43_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
43_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
44_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
44_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
45_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
45_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
46_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
46_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
47_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
47_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
48_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
48_Kowloon Walled City Park.jpg
49_Hong Kong Park.jpg
49_Hong Kong Park.jpg
50_The submarines.jpg
50_The submarines.jpg
51_Happy together.jpg
51_Happy together.jpg
52_The conference.jpg
52_The conference.jpg
53_Levels of waterfalls.jpg
53_Levels of waterfalls.jpg
54_Above the waterfall.jpg
54_Above the waterfall.jpg
55_I can see you in your shower.jpg
55_I can see you in your shower.jpg
56_Pacific Place.jpg
56_Pacific Place.jpg
57_Pacific Place.jpg
57_Pacific Place.jpg
58_A huge poster_see the people underneath it.jpg
58_A huge poster_see the people underneath it.jpg
59_Tourists coming to the temple in the rain.jpg
59_Tourists coming to the temple in the rain.jpg
60__The entrance to Man Mo Temple.jpg
60__The entrance to Man Mo Temple.jpg
61_Solemnity.jpg
61_Solemnity.jpg
62_Lighting up a spiral incense coil.jpg
62_Lighting up a spiral incense coil.jpg
63_Each conveying a wish.jpg
63_Each conveying a wish.jpg
64_May their prayers be answered.jpg
64_May their prayers be answered.jpg
65_Conrad Hotel lobby.jpg
65_Conrad Hotel lobby.jpg
66_A gloomy good-bye from my room.jpg
66_A gloomy good-bye from my room.jpg
Test Shot_D700.jpg
Test Shot_D700.jpg
Test Shot_S5 Pro.jpg
Test Shot_S5 Pro.jpg