I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Back down to earth, with dragons
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Labels: dragons, Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
One more harbor shot, just because I can
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Old and New Hong Kong
In the middle of the modern architecture of Central, our office building is encased in bamboo scaffolding that looks like something from a crafts project gone seriously awry. I've seen bamboo scaffolding in Beijing, where it somehow seemed more appropriate -- the workers balanced on the platforms there were all tapping away with hammers, without so much as one power tool anywhere in the vicinity -- but never in Hong Kong.
And though it doesn't look as though it's meant for any practical purpose, this morning two window washers were lounging outside my thirteenth floor window taking a cigarette break.
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Labels: cities, Hong Kong, scaffolding
Friday, May 15, 2009
City in the clouds
Or from the clouds. Or, from a hotel room fifty-something stories up, which is almost the same thing.
Hong Kong has one of the most beautiful harbors I've ever seen (and I grew up in San Francisco) but it's a very different city viewed from hotel towers or Victoria Peak than it is when you're down on the ground in the crowded, humid streets. This doesn't feel like Asia; this feels like an outtake from Attack of the Clones.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Welcome to Hong Kong 2009
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