The clouds are white, the sky blue.
I heard there's are two historic sites in Tung Chung
I walked past some flowers along the seafront on my way there
and was welcomed by some small red crackers
and some creepers
This tree seems to say, "Autumn is come"
But others seem oblivious
This pair of young lovers definitely want not to waste time.
I think I know why.
it's not often you get such lights
The sea was silver.
But this leaf knows that its time is come
But there are always late comers
My first destination>
An ancient shell lime kiln producing lime ashes to be used for coating house walls at affordable prices for the locals
This is what remains of the famous battery at Fu Tei Wan, built by the Viceroy of Guangdong and Guangxi for fighting the British and other pirates in 1817.
It guards the entrance to Tung Chung
They may well have been there for more than a hundred years
Tiny flowers growing from the crevices of the stones forming the base of the Battery
The sea is calm: one sees nothing except cable cars.
A fern at the mouth of every drain
solar power works lamps
Still a few fishermen at the bay
a listless fisher at the end of the pier there
a break in the clouds
lighting up the leaves in one of the makeshift gardens of the locals
without scant regard for the new and the old
whether they are creepers
are grown in pots
nets are too good to be wasted
some cactus flowers
and a cluster of glorybowers
and some huge beaumontia grandiflora (inverted bells) or Easter Lily vine flower or Trumpet flower
a local boy cleaning his boat
getting on to another boat
starting the engine
to the other boats moored there
reflections of the buildings nearby
waves work their magic
It's late afternoon
that doesn't stop the sun's luminosity at all
But it does create shadows
Time to for stocking up food for the week
or an afternoon snack
A rickshaw outside the old-timer's market
old prices: make one really nostalgic!
No cheating of children or old folks
Efforts are made to replicate the feel of the market in the 1950s or early 1960s
One of my favourite snacks on Sunday mornings: white sugar rice cake
salt fried peanuts
a rice pudding with red beans sweetened in brown sugar, popularly known as "bowl pudding", a snack which has nearly completely disappeared. I used to buy them from an old Hakka lady making her round of our street when I was 5 or 6.
old street posters for a traditional Chinese herbalist pill
old electric light switches
The name of a street close to where I used to live as a kid
Another famous clock maker shop in those days
sluice gate raised hairy crabs
offerings to be burnt for ancestors
apples, persimons and mangos
finger grapes from Australia: seedless and really sweet
An exit to the toilet
Japanese style barber
A Chinese bone setter shop. This market in Tung Chung is the only old-timer markets in the whole of Hong Kong, well worth a visit.