The Visual Feast of Hong Kong: Through the Lens of Hong Kong Fong, Part 2
Posted: August 10, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China | Tags: Asia, Beach, Bun Festival, Cheung Chau, China, Chinese New Year, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Fong, hongkongfong, Mong Kok, Pak Tai, Photography, Piu Sik, Stanley, travel
Greetings from Hong Kong Fong! Continuing in my new role of China Deputy Bureau Chief and Hong Kong Photo Editor for Pundit From Another Planet, and following my inaugural PFAP post, The Visual Feast of Hong Kong: Through the Lens of Hong Kong Fong, Part 1, I now share with you Part 2.
Reflecting on Hong Kong and Chinese New Year celebrations
Quiet deliberation before the boisterous Chinese New Year parade
Winged dancers perform for thousands at the Chinese New Year parade
An unguarded moment amidst adoring fans, after a traditional Chinese opera performance at the temporary West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre
The ICC skyscraper (replete with its own CNY-specific light facade), punctuating the skyline near the West Kowloon Bamboo Promenade
The Piu Sik (Floating Colours) Parade, during which children appear to ‘float’ through the narrow streets of Cheung Chau Island
Burning incense at Pak Tai Temple on Cheung Chau Island
Massive incense sticks perfuming the air outside Pak Tai Temple
Mother-and-daughter tableau at the Cheung Chau Bun Festival
‘Lucky’ buns affixed to a tower at the Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Fishermen and women taking care of business at the Cheung Chau pier
Burning offerings and papier-mâché deities, forming a dramatic scene at the Cheung Chau Bun Festival
The colorful (and sometimes a bit gritty) outdoor Wan Chai Street Market
HK’s iconic double-decker, open-air trams
A refreshingly quiet, peaceful moment on one of Stanley’s smaller beach offshoots
The expanse of Stanley Main Beach, with mountains as a backdrop
Durian – that polarizing, smelly king of fruits
Entrepreneurship takes on many forms in HK – in this case, custom-made bras (sold by a man, no less)!
Overall less diverse than other cities like NYC, HK still is home to people of other ethnicities besides ‘native’ Chinese – some temporary expats, others permanent residents
A piece of our nighttime HK cityscape
Thank you for viewing! I look forward to sharing more and reading your feedback.
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All images © 2014 deb fong photography