Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My travel journal 2011 - Silhouette of Hong Kong, my hometown

I just came back from Hong Kong. This was my second trip to Hong Kong in 2011, and it was a very busy yet rewarding trip. During my visit, I got to meet my family, and most of all, my dearest grandmother, aunt and uncle, and ate a lot of authentic yummy food, like wonton noodle, dim sum, chiu chow snacks and hot pots. I also met many friends and families, old and new, and explored a few interesting places while shooting some family sessions and giving photography workshops. The place I have visited most was Lantau Island - including going through the Hong Kong International Airport (Chek Lap Kok Airport), I also went to a few other locations like Discovery Bay and Disneyland Resort, and traveled via different transportation, while enjoying the various scenic views.  

I couldn't wait to share my photo sessions and very much looking forward to meet these families again soon! 

Here are some spontaneous shots I took during the trip while working and touring around town. 


A nice view from my aunt's apartment - at break of dawn. 


Some older buildings in the town I grew up in.



Double decker buses going side by side and back to back.



The nice houses near the Peak.




On my way down to Central District from the Peak. What was the crowd gathering for?



The crowd was surrounding the popular TV actress and singer based in HK - Linda Chung Ka-Yan.


Even the construction workers took a break to check it out.




The Connaught Place - an old iconic building in Central.



The brand new Apple Store at ifc, Central sure draws a big crowd of fans.



The forever expanding landfill that would eventually connect HK island and Kowloon.



This reminds me of the plastic fences we used for our kids when they were toddlers. 





2 eagles were hovering over the ifc 2 building - the tallest building in Hong Kong.













I enjoyed so much watching the sunset with a stunning city profile of Central at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.