Posted: October 25, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture | Tags: 1950s, Illustration, landscape, Painting, Route 66, Texas, Texas Panhandle, Thomas Hart Benton, Thomas Hart Benton (painter)
Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), Texas Panhandle, Route #66, c.1953. Oil on board, 7 x 10 in.
Posted: August 16, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, China | Tags: Asia, Beach, Cheung Chau, China, cityscape, great outdoors, Hong Kong, Lamma, landscape, Nature, outdoors, Photography, Repulse Bay, Sheung Wan, South China Sea, Stanley, Victoria Harbour
Having immersed myself in Hong Kong for about a year now, it seems an apt opportunity to take a moment (or rather, a few posts) to reflect.
Verdant Hong Kong
The most wonderful surprise for me has been the impressive natural elements found throughout HK – providing a beautiful contrast to HK’s more urban and iconic modern developments. Everyone knows HK is packed with glitzy skyscrapers and shopping malls, but even amidst all of that, you stumble across gigantic trees with sprawling roots that snake down city walls.
In the heart of Sheung Wan, the dramatic interplay between the urban and the natural
Parks are full of greenery, the surrounding islands are lush with foliage. Refreshing to view, perhaps all that plant life even helps make up for the occasional smog by pumping some oxygen into this fair city.
The rich green hues of Lamma Island
Lush greenery and massive tree roots at Blake Garden in Sheung Wan
Embarking on a scenic hike on the perimeter of Cheung Chau
One of the things I love most about HK – the blend of east and west, old and new – right in the heart of the city (Blake Garden, Sheung Wan)
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