Wandering in Hong Kong

I am currently in Hong Kong and have spent the past several days exploring in and around Central, from Wan Chai to Causeway Bay to Sheung Wan. After a lot of walking, I’m giving my feet a rest and taking it easy today. Tonight — New Year’s Eve — we’ll venture out and find a spot to perch to watch fireworks.

Happy 2015 to you!

Looking up in Wan Chai.
Looking up in Wan Chai.
Cat Street, a road for antiques in Sheung Wan.
Cat Street in Sheung Wan.
cat street
Shopping for antiques on Cat Street in Sheung Wan.
Street art in Sheung Wan.
Street art in Sheung Wan.
Art on Mee Lun Street in Sheung Wan.
Art on Mee Lun Street in Sheung Wan.
Mirror and street art on On Wo Lane in Sheung Wan.
Mirror and street art on On Wo Lane in Sheung Wan.
Storefront on Gage Street in Central.
Storefront on Gage Street in Central.
Silhouette of the Big Buddha from afar, on Lantau Island.
Silhouette of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) in Ngong Ping on Lantau Island.
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) in Ngong Ping on Lantau Island.
Profile view of the Big Buddha on Lantau Island.
View of the Big Buddha on Lantau Island.
View of the Big Buddha from afar.
The colorful, intricate details at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
The colorful, intricate details at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
A fisheye shot of Wisdom Path on Lantau Island.
A fisheye shot of Wisdom Path on Lantau Island.
One of many wooden steles at Wisdom Path, near the foot of Lantau Peak on Lantau Island.
One of many wooden steles at Wisdom Path, near the foot of Lantau Peak on Lantau Island.
Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island.
Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island, a bus ride away from Ngong Ping.
Boats at Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island.
Boats at Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island.

* * *

* * *

incense
Coils of incense at Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan.
The aviary at Hong Kong Park.
The aviary at Hong Kong Park.
View of Hong Kong Island from Victoria Peak.
View of Hong Kong Island from Victoria Peak.

Photos taken with a Canon G11 and iPhone 5s.

Published by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Senior editor at Longreads / Automattic

39 thoughts on “Wandering in Hong Kong

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! I was there in 2010 and I seeing your photos, I feel a bit like travelling back in time. Love this!

  2. Thanks for sharing these great photos of your wanderings Cheri. Sending you warmest wishes for a very Happy New Year, Thanks for all your support and encouragement throughout 2014 🙂

  3. Awesome pictures. Have a fabulous New Year there in Hong Kong and enjoy your vacation. Happy, Happy New Year Cheri and Nick! Be safe.

  4. Enjoying your beautiful photos and as always, you take me with you in your travels.
    Happy, happy New Year and I know 2015 will be full of new and exciting adventures! Hugs to you and Nick. Cheers!

  5. Again, thank you for taking us with you on your travels. Great shots–I especially like the ones of Buddha. Happy New Year!

      1. That will be great. Kristina & I got a great deal on flights, so it’s 4 nights in HK, and 4 nights in Shanghai. Very excited. I am off to Cambodia and Vietnam at the end of January.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: