Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stanley

I'm racing around trying to do all the things that I never got around to during my time here.
I went to Stanley on Sunday and the weather was glorious.
Hk is a great place to be at this time of year as the temperature hovers around 23 degrees Celsius and the humidity is below 60%.
Stanley is on the the southeastern side of HK Island and the site of the first British garrison.
Its also the place where Canadian troops made their last stand during the Japanese invasion in 1941.
Today its a touristy town with a winding alley market selling all manner of kitch and junk.
If you want knock offs and cheesy paintings this is your place.

Despite this it isn't tacky.
Apart from a couple impressive luxury condos, the buildings are low rise and it boasts the prettiest beach on the island.
Main street is lined with bars and restaurants and though there isn't any that stand out, the vibe is friendly and laid back.

When I was there a concert put on by a youth orchestra was in full swing.
The kids were trying hard and the whole affair had a sweet feeling to it.
That's it for today.

With Monday now drawing to a close I have only three more days left......
Stay well everyone.
T

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Better get packing and tie that hankerchief to the stick.

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Good luck with the move.

xTR-HW

kserp said...

Quite the array of self portraits in this segment...hopefully no animals were harmed in the production of those shots - nice to see an ear to ear gleam and hope you enjoyed your last few days in HK...and now the journey continues. Stay up - KGS