Hong Kong: Day 1, Part 3

My first day in Hong Kong involved a lot of walking around and taking a lot of pictures. I’m going to try and take at least one hundred pictures a day. I’ve got a 1GB SD card which will allow me to take over two hundred fifty pictures so there’s plenty of room. There’s so many different places to go in Hong Kong and it seems like I won’t be able to capture everything but I’m going to try and take pictures of what I can.

Warning sign

I continued my journey along the harbour front to see what was on the other side. Even this close to the waterfront, there were a lot of buildings. I’m sure that the cost of living in this area is very expensive. Before I entered the residential area, this sign was posted to warn people. I’m guessing that if they had to post this sign, someone must have been stupid enough to pick up poison and eat it.

High rise building

As I’ve mentioned before, the city is filled with high rise building. Some of the buildings look like they could be commercial but I think most of them are residential, at least a section of it is. There’s one building in Tsim Sha Tsui that is a commercial building with a residential section built in the middle of it. The owner first constructed the office towers and then later decided to connected the upper floors and make them into living spaces.

Flower

In Hong Kong, you can find a variety of flowers in the city. Back in Hamilton, I’m used to see an abundant of trees and grass but here, there are different types of plants all over the place. My girlfriend recently told me that the official flower of Hong Kong is the Bauhinia.

Flower

I don’t know the name of this flower but they were fairly small. I don’t recall any of it being sold in the local flower market either. Usually there’s a sign that will tell you what type of plant it is but not these. On the trees, I saw a little tag tell me the name of the tree but I guess the flowers are so little that they don’t bother.

Flower

I think this is what the flower looks like before it blooms. Again, I can only assume that this is the early stages of that flower since I don’t know exactly which one it is. Then again, it might be a whole other flower completely.

Flower

Marble block

No fishing

That’s right, you’re not allowed to fish in this harbour. Usually a warning like this is followed by a fine if you are caught but it appears that you might just get a slap in the wrist. Whatever the punishment is, it’s working because I didn’t see anyone fishing anywhere.

Lamp post

Seats

Shipping company

Steps

This concludes the pictures and events of Day 1 in Hong Kong. I’m here for seventeen days so they’ll be more things that I’ll be posted. I’m guessing that I’ll be typing most of my entries when I get home because I barely have time to do anything here. As soon as I wake up, I’m out of the house and out site seeing. And once I get back home, it’s off to bed to prepare for the next day.

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