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Lan Kwai Fong Market, Hong Kong, China - 3rd October 2006

After an aborted attempt to get a Chinese Visa in London fails because they don't mention on the website that same-day service closes at 11am, a plan is hatched to instead stop by in Hong Kong and do it from there. This, fortuitously, means that there's most of a day to roam around and re-visit some of the places previously encountered on holiday back in 2001 (figuring that there's not really enough time to wander off exploring somewhere totally unknown in case it turned out to be boring or something). That said, a fairly random location was picked off the English-Cantonese "please drive me here" leaflet that the hotel provides, and which hapless foreigners can wave at taxi drivers and point to, but which happily turns out to be one of the more interesting parts of Central (downtown Hong Kong) - Lan Kwai Fong. It's fairly early, and not many shops are open, but eventually Nosher happens upon one of HK's bustling street markets, and hangs out for a while...

next album: A Buddhist Temple in Nanjing, China - 7th October 2006
previous album: Nanjing by Day, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China - 3rd-9th October 2006

2006 A portly woman looks in to a shop doorway

A portly woman looks in to a shop doorway

2006 Neon lights and vegetable stalls

Neon lights and vegetable stalls

2006 The teeming streets

The teeming streets

2006 Meat is prepared in an open-air butchers

Meat is prepared in an open-air butchers

2006 Two friends meet (even though the look they're having a stand-off)

Two friends meet (even though the look they're having a stand-off)

2006 Plastic-covered supermarket (and plastic-covered food)

Plastic-covered supermarket (and plastic-covered food)

2006 At a fish stall, large buckets of seafood are tipped out into strainers

At a fish stall, large buckets of seafood are tipped out into strainers

2006 Bits of bloody fish, and dishes of things. Someone wants four of something.

Bits of bloody fish, and dishes of things. Someone wants four of something.

2006 An old woman points at fish and shouts

An old woman points at fish and shouts

2006 The fishmonger

The fishmonger

2006 Shiny silver fish glisten brightly

Shiny silver fish glisten brightly

2006 Open tanks of writhing fish. On the green tray, still-live fish jump around making a futile bid for freedom

Open tanks of writhing fish. On the green tray, still-live fish jump around making a futile bid for freedom

2006 Hillside street, hemmed in by densely-packed tower blocks

Hillside street, hemmed in by densely-packed tower blocks

2006 Carrots in a basket

Carrots in a basket

2006 An old woman springs out of a heap of veg

An old woman springs out of a heap of veg

2006 Some dude pushes a trolley laden with oil past a lantern shop

Some dude pushes a trolley laden with oil past a lantern shop

2006 The guy who makes things out of tin reads the newspaper

The guy who makes things out of tin reads the newspaper

2006 An old dude struggles up a hill with a sack of provisions

An old dude struggles up a hill with a sack of provisions

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A portly woman looks in to a shop doorway

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