supermodel of shing wong

There was a fashion photo-shoot in Central so I took a few photos too.

shing wong graffiti

The area around Shing Wong in Central has really interesting graffiti - or maybe "street art" is a better description.

left on shing wong

As a writer, when in Hong Kong, I had to go left on Shing Wong for inspiration.



old idea come true

An old idea from Mao's day, the need to catch up and pass America, something that is coming true.

antiques for sale

Antiques from Chairman Mao's day on sale in Central.

april 12

A good day to see Hong Kong

global social science registration

Registration at the Hong Kong Global Social Sciences 2014 Conference.

schooldays in kowloon tong

Collecting DD from school at Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

newfoundlers in china

Hanging out with some family friends in Shenzhen last weekend, these are great dogs, they are Newfoundlanders, the family also has a pet cow too, but she is not allowed in the kitchen.

sparkler

Another shot of DD from when I arrived in Shenzhen.

washing day in baishizhou

Baishizhou is a farming village which gradually over the past 30-years has been swallowed up by the metropolis of Shenzhen. It remains, however, village-like in many ways and even retains its village well, where people still come to do laundry. I am quite fond of this place because it was where Daniel lived for his first 5-years in China and where I stayed when I visited.

The word is that over the next few years Baishizhou will be redeveloped, and so it should because many of the buildings are rundown, but I hope the redevelopment it does not gentrify rental prices and drive out the working people who live there.

Because of the pending demolition, I am spending extra time this trip photographing the community. I will also set up a photoblog label and link my previous shots of this area to it, this backward linking will take some time though, so be patient and check the label often.

street corner baishizhou


Visiting old friends in Baishizhou (Shenzhen) with DD interpreting for me. Heading back to Hong Kong tonight, where DD goes to school, and I have to go to a social work conference.

palm hotel

The last of the old Guyana photos for now; hanging out in the Palm Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana in the 1980s.

hamilton school

This Hamilton school looks a bit like a prison.

chess game

Playing chess with a Andre in New Amsterdam in the 1980s  - I tell you every single time this kid beat me - I think he lives in Ottawa now where I am sure he is doing something really clever.

matilda

Another from the old Guyana photos I have been posting recently. A shot of me waiting for a steamer at Fort Island on the Essequibo, where I'm heading up to Bartica and then on foot overland to try to find Matilda, who took me money and run a-Venezuela.

Update April 3, 2014: Just in case you did not get the above, it was posted on April 1st, so although the photo is taken not far from Venezuela, the part about Matilda stealing my money and running there was a joke based on the line from a song (see link below). Think about it--has to be a joke--because the song is so famous that when Matilda asked me for me money there was no way I was going to give it because I knew what she was going to do :-)

Enjoy the song

Sing to me Harry

cool beer - happy bithday dad

Today is, my dad's birthday, or would have been if he were still with us. He has been gone now for almost 30 years, but I like to think of him somewhere out there still sailing the sea. Happy birthday dad - I'll have a beer for you - and still look out for you across the ocean.