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All of the photos shown at the top of the Batgung website were taken in and around Hong Kong.

Hongkong nightime skyline

Hongkong nightime skylineThis will be familiar to anyone who has visited Hong Kong, the nightime view of HK Island seen from the Kowloon waterfront.

Lamma

Lamma

In July 2003, we had a couple of weeks of beautiful clear weather, which meant fantastic views out over the South China Sea. This is taken from the Western end of the island, looking South towards Lamma Island. If you're walking on the flat road around the peak, half way around you'll come to a small park and a paved road sloping off to the left - this is the view from the end of that road. At the time we took this photo Mrs B was just getting ready deliver our baby B. We'd ended up here after walking around the Peak, passing time until we could head off to the hospital.

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Bamboo

Bamboo

Shells from Chung Hom Kok beach

Shells from Chung Hom Kok beach

If you walk along the water's edge at Chung Hom Kok beach, you'll see pretty shells like these. You'll have to look closely though, as each shell is only about half a centimetre across.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006

Surfers at Big Wave Bay

Surfers at Big Wave Bay

Here's an image you're less likely to associate with HK Island - surfers at Big Wave Bay near Shek O on the Eastern end of the island. It's not unsusal to find surfers at this beach, but it's quite unusual to see waves like this. Usually the surfers are just bobbing up and down in a very gentle swell, waiting in vain for "the big one".

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006
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Hong Kong Hair

Hong Kong Hair

If you're coming to Hong Kong, and you're around six foot high or taller, expect to spend a lot of your time (in the MTR, on busy shopping streets, etc) staring out like this over a sea of black hair. The photo was taken at the Lo Wu crossing into China, where on busy days the queue seems to go on forever.

Leaves near Ng Tung Chai

Leaves near Ng Tung Chai

These leaves covered the path down to Ng Tung Chai waterfall, and just after this point I startled a wild boar that ran off into the undergrowth. It's the only time I've seen one, but friends who live in the New Territories say they are not uncommon. You can see other photos from that hike here, and plenty more pictures of HK waterfalls here.

Hong Kong nightime view from the Peak

Hong Kong nightime view from the Peak

An essential stop on every visitor's itinerary, this is the nightime view looking out from the Peak across to Kowloon.

Bamboo tunnel

Bamboo tunnel

Taken on the walk down from Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong's highest peak.

Junks in Cheung Chau typhoon shelter

Junks in Cheung Chau typhoon shelter

Cheung Chau is well worth a visit. This picture looks across the typhoon shelter at some of the smaller junks. As you arrive on the ferry you'll also pass rows of the much larger fishing junks.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006
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