Sunday, August 21, 2016

PHOTO OPS

I'm finally back on the blog - I hope you all haven't forgotten about me! I can't quite believe it's been a month since my last post and the longest break I've ever had from blogging. It's been a good break but I've really missed blogging so I'm keen to get back into it, starting with a post from Hong Kong.

I didn't take many photos in HK on my DSLR this time but there are lots over on Instagram. These photos were taken in Lok Fu which is to the north of Kowloon City and it was SO hot that day! Kowloon City is an older district in HK and where the famous Kowloon walled city was originally located.  If you don't know much about the Walled city - this interactive article from WSJ is super interesting. There isn't a whole lot to do in Lok Fu as we were in the area to have lunch at Islam Food which is a great little restaurant selling simple Halal Chinese food (definitely recommended). We had a quick wander around and I managed to take a few photos. The area ticks a lot of boxes for me with plenty of pastel buildings, character and a glimpse into daily life of local HKers. I much prefer these kind of areas than the shiner built up parts of HK. Since Lok Fu is so out of the way, Mong Kok and Sham Shui Po are good alternatives as there is a lot more to do in those areas.

Lastly, if you've ever been to HK, then you will know the multiple photo opportunities around the city in shopping malls. There is a huge Smurf themed one over at Harbour City (Tsim Sha Tsui) which I recall being super crowded with lots of people toting round cameras with massive zoom lenses just for family pics. That's HK in a nutshell for you, everyone seems to own impressive cameras! Over at Lok Fu Mall (which is not worth visiting to be honest), there was a fun My Melody set up. With a lack of people fighting for selfie opportunities, I decided to pose with the giant plastic My Melody characters. I even managed to get a pic with my parents here. I'm not so sure my Dad was that impressed but I will certainly be framing those!
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