Wrapping Up Hong Kong

We wandered back toward the hotel – but detoured through Kowloon Park first. Kowloon is home to a seaside promenade which has a walk of stars. Kowloon Park is home to a walk as well – the walk of Cartoon Stars. We have no idea who these characters are, but clearly they are important in Hong Kong.

Terry1

 

 

Geoff3

 

Is Terry watching a plane - or dreaming of what Geoff looked like in his younger, fitter days?

Is Terry watching a plane – or dreaming of what Geoff looked like in his younger, fitter days?

 

This may not be Miss Piggy but it is a big oink.

This may not be Miss Piggy but it is a big oink.

 

Hey good lookin'...

Hey good lookin’…

 

Aaahhhh Gee, yur so purty....

“Aaahhhh Gee, yur so purty….”

From there it was off to wander around the rest of the park. We read that it is interesting to walk and see all the Malaysian and/or Muslim groups who frequent the park on Sundays with their picnics. We didn’t want to intrude too much, but there were literally hundreds of these types of groups of anywhere from 4 to maybe 12 women who put down blankets, opened up their packages of food and settled in for the afternoon.

Some sat on the grass...

Some sat on the grass…

Some sat on the pavement...

Some sat on the pavement…

Some were in full traditional dress (Ed. note: it was over 32 degrees)...

Some were in full traditional dress (Ed. note: it was over 32 degrees)…

Some in more "Western" clothing...

Some in more “Western” clothing…

But everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

But everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

By the time we got back to the hotel to rest up before going out again, we had been on our feet for 6  ½ hours out of 8. We were pooped.

You have read about our friend Tim, from Charleston who lives in our complex. He gave a list of suggested activities to see while we were in Hong Kong. Now:

  1. He isn’t really as good a friend as we thought or
  2. He was on really really strong drugs (and good ones at that) when he saw this display and when he recommended the Symphony of Lights which is put on every night at 8:00.

It consists of 45 buildings in downtown Hong Kong which have lasers or searchlights (fireworks only on special occasions) going off to music for 12-14 minutes. It is difficult to decide which was lamer the show or the music or the fact that they (Ed. note: Whoever they is) have spent 45 million dollars on this. I hope that is 45 million Hong Kong dollars which would only be $6 000 000. Cdn

 

Buildings with lights

Buildings with pretty lights

Buildings with lasers

Buildings with moving lasers

Perhaps the red sampan and the lights reflecting in the water was the most interesting.

Perhaps the red sampan and the lights reflecting in the water was the most interesting.

The only good thing was that we got out of there about 10 minutes before the skies opened up and I mean opened up. Did anyone see “The River Runs Through It”? Well, the river was the Fraser at Hell’s Canyon and the “It” was Hong Kong last night.

The Shoe Blog

You may notice that the photo isn’t actually just a pair of shoes. I thought this guy had a lot of moxie. He set up next to a shoe store and was selling glue which could repair heels etc. on the shoes. I’m thinking his pitch went something like this:

“When the heel from the cheap shoe you bought from the shop over my left shoulder falls off, use my super glue to glue it back on, better than new! Need to replace that sole that has worn through in a week? Just buy one from me and glue it on.”

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