I was planning to surprise Belqis and visit her at Stanley who is part-timing at Classifieds.
But this time on my way there, I thought of taking photographs of people and places I would encounter as I embark on going there. I always see a lot of interesting things when travelling and on hindsight regret not taking snapshots of it. I perpetually see a glimpse of something beautiful, interesting or arousing and it just makes sense to capture it for eternity. I was pleasantly surprised of the images that reflected back to me.
Here are some of them.
I did my laundry first before going out. The forecast then was scattered rain showers so I hanged them inside my flat.
|Two teenage boys discussing on the escalator across me.|
|My usual routine - to make a quick Stop at 7-11 before heading up to the main streets.|
|Ahhh....so many choices....I decided and went for a quick Pocari Drink.|
|Taking one final escalator on my way out. A glimpse of the stairway leading to Kings Road.|
|Lining up at Bus Stop Route 61 at North Point.|
|An old lady waiting for the same bus as I was.|
|Finally I was inside the bus. An Indonesian lady passenger was seated across me.|
|The bus made a detour on the streets of Causeway Bay|
On my way to the Southern District of Hong Kong up to Repulse Bay. There was a story that the local pirates that controlled the bay then were subsequently "repulsed" by the British Fleet; hence the name.
The bus I was in stopped to take more passengers in. I took the occasion to make a quick snapshot of the beach across me.
Buildings and luxury apartments, dotted across mountains, were still visible even on a cold foggy day.
|The bus's reflection on the street mirror as it took a steep curve to the left of the road.|
|Townhouses lining up the side of the road with a vista of the sea and mountains.|
|Belqis was very happy and surprised to see me.|
|They are always busy especially on weekends.|
This is me contemplating on the menu. Belqis took a quick snap of me. I know, she's currently a Multi Media Student at PolyU so it's no surprise her timing and shot is good :-)
|A view of the sea from the Murray House Veranda.|
On my way to the Blake Pier which is a stone's throw further away from Murray House. The Iron-Steel roof and columns is in classic Edwardian-Style.
|Barges, sampans and Chinese junks could easily dock here.|
|A bait to the fish.|
|A couple enjoying the view|
|On my way to the Stanley's Waterfront Dining Strip.|
The Boathouse Restaurant which is steeped in a stylish East Coast Flavour reminiscent of Martha's Vineyard.
|Getting ready for Dinner time - table setting done.|
|Without any warning, it started to rain cats and dogs. Everyone bolted inside the cafes.|
|An old temple adjacent to Stanley Market|
|Window display of a Peking Opera Artist graphics on a bag at G.O.D. Store|
|A taxi drenched in rain|
|Taxis waiting for passengers at the Rotunda.|
I went home with my daughter that day. She is looking across the pedestrian at Times Square Causeway Bay.