nosher.net

A Trip to Hong Kong, China - 11th August 2001

DH just happens to know some people who live out in Hong Kong, who every summer return to the UK leaving the house most-or-less empty. They offer to let DH use the house and take anyone else over, which is an unbelievable offer that just couldn't be turned down. And so it was - Nosher and DH made the 11.5 hour flight to Hong Kong to stay in an amazing five-storey house plus swimming pool in Stanley, to the south of Hong Kong central. As a bonus, one of the housemaids - Josie - was left behind to help us out.

next album: Lantau Island and the Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong, China - 14th August 2001
previous album: A Short Holiday in Beaune, Burgundy, France - 21st July 2001

2001 The sea wall at Stanley

The sea wall at Stanley

2001 Stanley Harbour, near the Custom's House

Stanley Harbour, near the Custom's House

2001 The former customs house, Stanley

The former customs house, Stanley

2001 Stanley waterfront, with The Boathouse on the right

Stanley waterfront, with The Boathouse on the right

2001 Stanley Market

Stanley Market

2001 A back-street restaurant we visited one night

A back-street restaurant we visited one night

2001 A view from the house

A view from the house

2001 The view of the swimming pool, from the top of the house

The view of the swimming pool, from the top of the house

2001 A view from the top-deck of a bus

A view from the top-deck of a bus

2001 The Bank of China tower

The Bank of China tower

2001 St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church

2001 The Lippo Center, from the Citibank building

The Lippo Center, from the Citibank building

2001 Connaught Road, looking towards Wan Chai

Connaught Road, looking towards Wan Chai

2001 Hong Kong gardens

Hong Kong gardens

2001 Some of the side-street markets in Central

Some of the side-street markets in Central

2001 A building being renovated. Note the bamboo scaffolding

A building being renovated. Note the bamboo scaffolding

2001 Markeys in Central

Markeys in Central

2001 Street life

Street life

2001 A yellow zebra crossing

A yellow zebra crossing

2001 Looking down into a street from one of the mid-level escalators

Looking down into a street from one of the mid-level escalators

2001 The classic view of Hong Kong from the top of Victoria Peak

The classic view of Hong Kong from the top of Victoria Peak

2001 The rack-and-pinion train crawls up Victoria Peak

The rack-and-pinion train crawls up Victoria Peak

2001 Nosher at the top of the peak

Nosher at the top of the peak

2001 The back of the HSBC building and the Customs House

The back of the HSBC building and the Customs House

2001 Nosher's legs by the swimming pool

Nosher's legs by the swimming pool

2001 Josie, our wonderful Filipino maid, in the kitchen

Josie, our wonderful Filipino maid, in the kitchen

2001 DH sticks some tunes on the CD

DH sticks some tunes on the CD

2001 The Star Ferry, which plies its way to and from Kowloon

The Star Ferry, which plies its way to and from Kowloon

2001 DH takes a photo in the dusk

DH takes a photo in the dusk

2001 Hong Kong by night

Hong Kong by night

2001 Another ferry streaks past

Another ferry streaks past

2001 The ferry terminals at night

The ferry terminals at night

2001 Fun with signs: an inadvertent translation

Fun with signs: an inadvertent translation

2001 The bar of our Stanley regular haunt

The bar of our Stanley regular haunt

2001 Every morning Josie would prepare a fresh-fruit breakfast

Every morning Josie would prepare a fresh-fruit breakfast

2001 DH and Nosher sit by the pool for a bit

DH and Nosher sit by the pool for a bit

2001 Nosher spread-eagled

Nosher spread-eagled

2001 In the park: looking out from inside a fountain

In the park: looking out from inside a fountain

2001 Looking down on the Zen Gardens from the top of a tall pagoda

Looking down on the Zen Gardens from the top of a tall pagoda

2001 Josie prepares some food

Josie prepares some food

2001 Noodles are fried

Noodles are fried

2001 A pile of dinner

A pile of dinner

2001 DH and Josie eat dinner

DH and Josie eat dinner

2001 A pile of dismantled escalator stairs

A pile of dismantled escalator stairs

2001 Time for a quick snooze in the park

Time for a quick snooze in the park

2001 A bunch of terrapins whiz about and try to escape from the pond

A bunch of terrapins whiz about and try to escape from the pond

2001 A teapot exhibit

A teapot exhibit

2001 A museum featuring a history of teapots

A museum featuring a history of teapots

2001 Inside a 'biodome'

Inside a 'biodome'

2001 Steamy palm trees

Steamy palm trees

2001 On the ferry to Kowloon

On the ferry to Kowloon

2001 A view of Hong Kong from the harbour

A view of Hong Kong from the harbour

2001 A clocktower in Kowloon

A clocktower in Kowloon

2001 Hong Kong from Kowloon

Hong Kong from Kowloon

2001 People mill around

People mill around

2001 Near the bus station

Near the bus station

2001 In Stanley, DH and Nosher await the bus

In Stanley, DH and Nosher await the bus

2001 A dude with a giant stuffed Llama

A dude with a giant stuffed Llama

2001 Brightly-coloured steelwork in Stanley

Brightly-coloured steelwork in Stanley

2001 Another view of Stanley Harbour

Another view of Stanley Harbour

Hint: you can use the left and right cursor keys to navigate between albums, and between photos when in the photo viewer

.

The sea wall at Stanley

.