vendredi 21 novembre 2014

Ghosts of HK

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Hey, there's the second part of my last year trip
It'll go more wild and spiritual, because : island and temple !

This is Lamma Island, perfect if you're tired of the crowd, there are great walk ! It's like half an hour from Central by ferry :) You'll have an awesome sight of hong kong if you come back at night. (be careful, the last boat is at 11pm.)

The day I shoot these, the weather was super clear and sunny :)

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Well sometimes, it looks a bit like a jungle
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Fishermans' houses

At the end of may starts the celebration of the goddess of sea,
mostly on island (like Lamma or Cheung Chau) and there also some in Aberdeen if I'm not wrong.
Boats with flags and gifts come to thank the goddess of sea.
There's also lion dancers and chinese opera :)
I didn't stay long enough to see it, but mid-june there are dragon boat races,
my mum told me that it was pretty impressive !

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Lion and gifts (and crowd XD)
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Funky fun Lamma island for the celebration 

I had visited some temple that time,
It worth to see many of it as the atmosphere is pretty different each time :)

This temple is on Cheung Chau Island,
definitly pretty with the colorful sculpture made from enamel sheet.
I advise you to have some "tofu fa" on the island, it's a sugary light tofu,
and with fruit and some ice cream it's awesome.
It's one of the rare food that can be really called dessert (chinese restaurant are lies) for european palate XD (Emma was not a huge fan of the "dessert" soup you usually got, and I must admit it's WEIRD when you're not used to these tastes)



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This is Pak Tai temple in Central.
If you have some kind of probleme with incense, avoid this place.
Aside the incense, this temple is awesome, especially for pictures.

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My silly face before using ribbon wish for money and health, money worked good but,

to my opinion, the health one is pretty shitty. 

This is one of the most touristic temple,
the underground station is named after the temple : Wang Tai Sin
If you put interest in it, it's a great place to get some augury :)
And there's a great garden for a little walk !

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