Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Plants and Parks in Hongkong Feb 2005

In February 2005, David, Viv, Ray and I stopped over in HongKong on the way home to Brisbane from the Philippines. We saw a very different landscape in HK, hilly with a lot of high rises that seem to sprout from the ground. The day and night views were simply spectacular. It was also the celebration of the Chinese New Year (at that time, it was the year of the rooster).

On the Promenade where we saw the hand and fingers of Jackie Chan, the famous actor, we can't help but pose infront of this fragrant carnation (real too) Chinese character, which we don't have any idea what it means.
Walking down Kowloon's main thoroughfare, this is the park that we saw, following a stairway that lead up to a temple. These were sculptures that were on display.
And there was a pond with a fountain and these ducks...peking ducks?
It's quite a big park with a big pond - which I think is more like a lake...but we remembered that there was an epidemic called bird's flu so we hurriedly left the beautiful place when we saw more ducks and pigeons coming.
We emerged on a very posh street that had real orchid plants and flowers along its sidewalk. Gee bird's flu certainly spoils a lot of fun!