Wandering in Hong Kong

I am currently in Hong Kong and have spent the past several days exploring in and around Central, from Wan Chai to Causeway Bay to Sheung Wan. After a lot of walking, I’m giving my feet a rest and taking it easy today. Tonight — New Year’s Eve — we’ll venture out and find a spot to perch to watch fireworks.

Happy 2015 to you!

Looking up in Wan Chai.
Looking up in Wan Chai.
Cat Street, a road for antiques in Sheung Wan.
Cat Street in Sheung Wan.
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Shopping for antiques on Cat Street in Sheung Wan.
Street art in Sheung Wan.
Street art in Sheung Wan.
Art on Mee Lun Street in Sheung Wan.
Art on Mee Lun Street in Sheung Wan.
Mirror and street art on On Wo Lane in Sheung Wan.
Mirror and street art on On Wo Lane in Sheung Wan.
Storefront on Gage Street in Central.
Storefront on Gage Street in Central.
Silhouette of the Big Buddha from afar, on Lantau Island.
Silhouette of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) in Ngong Ping on Lantau Island.
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) in Ngong Ping on Lantau Island.
Profile view of the Big Buddha on Lantau Island.
View of the Big Buddha on Lantau Island.
View of the Big Buddha from afar.
The colorful, intricate details at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
The colorful, intricate details at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
A fisheye shot of Wisdom Path on Lantau Island.
A fisheye shot of Wisdom Path on Lantau Island.
One of many wooden steles at Wisdom Path, near the foot of Lantau Peak on Lantau Island.
One of many wooden steles at Wisdom Path, near the foot of Lantau Peak on Lantau Island.
Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island.
Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island, a bus ride away from Ngong Ping.
Boats at Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island.
Boats at Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island.

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Coils of incense at Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan.
The aviary at Hong Kong Park.
The aviary at Hong Kong Park.
View of Hong Kong Island from Victoria Peak.
View of Hong Kong Island from Victoria Peak.

Photos taken with a Canon G11 and iPhone 5s.

39 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! I was there in 2010 and I seeing your photos, I feel a bit like travelling back in time. Love this!

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  2. Never been, but would like to visit one day. Photos are excellent, stay safe and have fun, Russell.

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  3. Bamba Experience

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Beautiful shots, Cheri! I really like the composition of the “Buddha from afar” one, with the stone pillars driving your gaze to the Buddha.

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  5. Beautiful photos. I’ve enjoyed my visits to Hong Kong, the Buddha, and Macao, and am working on getting there again (hopefully) soon.

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  6. Excellent set of shots.

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    1. It msut ahve been an awesome place to experience. Hopefully I get to go there some day.

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      1. Hopefully I also learn how to spell correctly πŸ™‚

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  7. Wonderful photos. You are so talented!

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  8. Simply beautiful photos! Happy New Year!

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  9. It is where I was born and I miss there so much. Hope you had a great trip in Hong Kong. πŸ™‚

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  10. Wonderful photos…a very Happy New Year to you. Thank for sharing your adventures.

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  11. Fabulous photos Cheri, I especially like the Po Lin monastery and the incense coils.

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  12. Have you ever been to Barcelona? it’s an incredible city, if you love culture and travel, put it on your bucket list πŸ™‚ i’m writing about my time there πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, in 2000 and 2010. I’d love to return again!

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      1. you absolutely should. i was there for 4 months and i already miss it – i only came home 2 weeks ago!

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  13. Thanks for sharing these great photos of your wanderings Cheri. Sending you warmest wishes for a very Happy New Year, Thanks for all your support and encouragement throughout 2014 πŸ™‚

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  14. Awesome pictures. Have a fabulous New Year there in Hong Kong and enjoy your vacation. Happy, Happy New Year Cheri and Nick! Be safe.

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    1. Thank you! Happy new year to you, too.

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  15. joycelucas48

    Enjoying your beautiful photos and as always, you take me with you in your travels.
    Happy, happy New Year and I know 2015 will be full of new and exciting adventures! Hugs to you and Nick. Cheers!

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  16. These images are terrific. They make me want to visit Hong Kong!

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  17. Hong Kong looks amazing, and your pictures are great! I’d love to visit there someday. Enjoy the rest of your travels and Happy New Year!

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  18. Love the view of the Big Buddha from afar. It lifts the heart up.

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  19. Happy New Year to you!

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  20. Again, thank you for taking us with you on your travels. Great shots–I especially like the ones of Buddha. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks! See you at the end of January.

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  21. Wow. Beautiful.

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  22. Great photos! You’ve made me really miss Hong Kong – I used to live there! Thanks so much for sharing and a Happy New Year to you!

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  23. What beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing and happy 2015!

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  24. Great photos ~ my old haunts. I often walk these streets, but your photos show me things that I miss

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  25. These photos are fantastic. The shots of the monastery and of the view from Victoria Peak are both breathtaking. Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!

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  26. Wow…I am going in April…can you send some recommendations?

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      1. That will be great. Kristina & I got a great deal on flights, so it’s 4 nights in HK, and 4 nights in Shanghai. Very excited. I am off to Cambodia and Vietnam at the end of January.

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  27. What lovely pictures. Wish I were there.
    Leslie

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  28. i just relocated from Hong Kong six months ago. Miss it, but not that much. Beautiful photos! πŸ™‚

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  29. Cool photos. I like the silhouette of the Big Buddha. I spent 4 days there earlier this month. It is a great city. Have fun for new years!

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  30. wow – great pictures – hope you have a fantastic new year – Best wishes! Tony

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