Somewhere after visiting the Giant Buddha and returning back to the hotel, I managed to make a quick tour of the flower and bird market. David opted out for the evening, having had enough culture and touring the transit system for one day. Me, I wanted to squeeze in as much as possible in my four day visit and just kept going. Most days ended around 10 or 11 o'clock by the time I made it back to the hotel with very sore feet. My visit was a quick one, jumping off the train at Prince Edward station exiting exit A( If I remember correctly) and then a quick cruise down the street to the flower markets.
I really would have liked to purchase some flowers to take home but it would have been a pointless exercise as were leaving the next day. I enjoyed the colour anyway.
I wonder what these are? Anybody know.
They look very decorative all bunched up together with tassels hanging off them.
The adjoining street to the flower market is the bird market. It is enclosed by a large muraled wall. Unfortunately most to the vendors had shut up shop by the time I arrived at 7 oclock. I only found a few stalls still open , so I very quickly and quite unceremoniously purchased a bird cage to take home. Just a small traditional cage made of wood and highly lacquered. once again I didn't barter and probably should have, I know I paid too much but it was late and I couldn't be bothered.
I actually dont keep birds, I just like to hang the cages...
This lovely gentleman was happy to show me his birds and also graciously posed for a photo
Once i left the bird market it started to rain...continuously...and heavily. Luckily I had an umbrella which kept the front of me dry but didn't save my back pack from drowning. I liked the ingenuity of the street cleaner - she had it in the bag. She thought it was funny that I wanted to photograph her, we both laughed a bit. At least one of us was dry!
And that is the end of the Hong Kong photos.
Tomorrow I will present my finished flower crochet bag if I manage to photograph it properly.
Cheers and stay well. Monique x