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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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Shing Mun reservoirs

Shing Mun reservoirs

Tai Mo Shan makes another appearance, at the left end of this panorama. Then you see the upper Shing Mun reservoir, and at the right is the lower reservoir. This photo was taken from one section of HK's wartime defenses, described in more detail here.

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

Hong Kong sunrise

Hong Kong sunrise

This is the view from the hospital room at dawn, around three hours before our first daughter was born.

Banyan tree roots

Banyan tree roots

There are many Banyan trees around Hong Kong, often with their roots flowing down walls like some frozen waterfall. Get the full story about these trees here.

Cheung Chau Chickens

Cheung Chau Chickens

Walking along the Cheung Chau seafront we came across this row of chickens hanging from a bamboo gallows. Given the recent cases of bird flu I wondered whether it was evidence of some pagan ritual to keep the illness away. MrsB assured me it was just a local restaurant hanging the chickens up to dry, so the skin is crispier after roasting.

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

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

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.
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