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Black Slide Mantra

Made out of black granite, Black Slide Mantra is a sculpted
work by Isamu Noguchi, at Odori Park in Sapporo, Hokkaido,
Japan. This black form shines in snowy Sapporo, and it is
not just a work of art with graceful curves, but also a
slide loved by the city’s citizens.

Sapporo · Hokkaido · Japan | 2017
21 Sep 2017


Sapporo Station

Wind of the shepherds, a group of bronze statutes, stands
in front of Sapporo Station, the starting point and
terminus for the limited expresses of JR (Japan Rail) Hokkaido.

Sapporo · Hokkaido · Japan | 2017
20 Sep 2017


Street Art by Cath Love

Street art by graffiti artist Catherine Grossrieder, aka
Cath Love, who was engrossed with the world of hip hop
aesthetics as an adolescent in Hong Kong. Born to
Swiss-Thai parents, she first became curious about the
countercultural medium of graffiti on summer trips
visiting her grandmother in Switzerland.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
19 Sep 2017


Staircase Art

Colourful butterflies flutter among trees and flowers on
the staircase on Wood Road, by Art Dreamers, transforming
a plain Wanchai neighbourhood into a lively community.

Wanchai · Hong Kong | 2017
18 Sep 2017


Classic Folding Shutter

A classic metal folding shutter used by Nam Loong Bing Sutt
(South Dragon Ice Room), a traditional tea house in the
1950-60's era that came long before Cha Chaan Teng.

Traditional metal folding shutters are used to provide security
and privacy for shops with a perforated design to facilitate
airflow and ventilation. They are commonly used by traditional
shops in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
17 Sep 2017


Blessing the Communities

Taoist priests visit neighbourhoods and perform ceremonies
to bless the communities during the Hungry Ghost (Yulan)
Festival celebrations organised by the 30-House
Association on Thursday.

The Yulan Festival is celebrated on the seventh lunar
month, when restless spirits roam the earth, according
to traditional Chinese belief. Many Chinese communities
make efforts to appease these transient ghosts.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
16 Sep 2017


Blessing Ancestors

Taoist priests perform ceremonies to bless ancestors
during the Hungry Ghost (Yulan) Festival celebrations
organised by the 30-House Association on Thursday.

The Yulan Festival is celebrated on the seventh lunar
month, when restless spirits roam the earth, according
to traditional Chinese belief. Many Chinese communities
make efforts to appease these transient ghosts.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
15 Sep 2017


Burn the Ghost King

The 10-metre tall Ghost King, aka King of Hell and made of
colourful paper and bamboo, being the signature figure of
Yulan (Hungry Ghost) Festival is burnt to ashes on the
last day of the celebration in Causeway Bay on Wednesday.

The Yulan Festival is celebrated on the seventh lunar
month, when restless spirits roam the earth, according
to traditional Chinese belief. Many Chinese communities
make efforts to appease these transient ghosts.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
14 Sep 2017


Getting Ready

Ah Hui from Chiuchow, Guangdong, China is getting ready
backstage for his Chinese opera performance at the Yulan
(Hungry Ghost) Festival celebrations in Causeway Bay.

The Yulan Festival is celebrated on the seventh lunar
month, when restless spirits roam the earth, according
to traditional Chinese belief. Many Chinese communities
make offerings to appease these transient ghosts.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
13 Sep 2017


Relieving Suffering

Taoist priests perform ceremonies to relieve ghosts from
suffering during the Hungry Ghost (Yulan) Festival
celebrations in Causeway Bay.

The Yulan Festival is celebrated on the seventh lunar
month, when restless spirits roam the earth, according
to traditional Chinese belief. Many Chinese communities
make efforts to appease these transient ghosts.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
12 Sep 2017


Splash

Fiona stands at the western shore of Hong Kong Island
near Sai Wan Swimming Shed with crashing waves.

In 1950s and 60s, swimming sheds were built along the
sea shore, where locals would enjoy a dip in the open
water. Sai Wan is the only swim shed remaining in
Hong Kong, dating back to the 50s.

Kennedy Town · Hong Kong | 2017
11 Sep 2017


Canton Express

'Skimming Over the Surface' by Chinese photographer Yang Yong
is part of 'Canton Express' exhibition at the M+ Pavilion at
West Kowloon Cultural District, through 10 September.

Yang uses a combination of film stills, commercial shots and
instant photographs to create a unique artistic style. This
restaging of the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, showcasing
Cantonese contemporary artists from the Pearl River Delta
region — the frontier of China's urbanization, modernization,
industrialization and globalization since the 1980s.

West Kowloon · Hong Kong | 2017
10 Sep 2017


Chinese Screen

A delicately-carved traditional wooden Chinese screen is
used as part of the facade to a restaurant in Wanchai.

Wanchai · Hong Kong | 2017
9 Sep 2017


Kristopher Ho at Mark6

Kristopher Ho, aka kristopherh, Hong Kong street artist
and his work - 'Life not expected to be understood' at Mark6,
a pop-up exhibition organised by HKWalls and District15.

Mark6 is a pop-up show at the art space of Yat Fu Lane
featuring six local Hong Kong street artists - Bao Ho,
KristopherH, Onion Peterman, Sinic Choy, Wong Ting Fung
and Xeme on Thursday.

Western · Hong Kong | 2017
8 Sep 2017


Chiuchowese Opera

Chiuchowese opera performance at Yulan (Hungry Ghost)
Festival in Kowloon City with performers from
Mainland China.

The Yulan Festival is celebrated on the seventh lunar
month, when restless spirits roam the earth, according
to traditional Chinese belief. Many Chinese communities
make efforts to appease these transient ghosts.

Kowloon City · Hong Kong | 2017
7 Sep 2017


Kate Brooks Premieres 'The Last Animals'

Kate Brooks, US-based director and producer, kicks-off the
première screening of the award-winning wildlife documentary
'The Last Animals', in association with WildAid, at the
University of Hong Kong on Tuesday.

The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and
activists battling poachers and transnational trafficking
syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction.

Pokfulam · Hong Kong | 2017
6 Sep 2017


Observation Wheel in Jeopardy

Hong Kong’s Observation Wheel could be closed for up to two
years amid payment dispute between TECL, the new operator
which was only established last Nov with $1 capital and
its predecessor, Swiss AEX, which had contributed to
the sudden recent shutdown and will keep the popular
tourist attraction from running.

The Chinese character for 'jeopardy' was seen on the Observation
Wheel, reflecting the current uncertain and undesirable situation.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
5 Sep 2017


Butterfly Mural

The street art mural at Percival Street footbridge, by artist
Stanley Yung, showcases the emergence of a beautiful butterfly
from a pupa, a stunning process that demonstrates the wonder
of life. A butterfly goes through 4 life stages: egg,
caterpillar, pupa and adult.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
4 Sep 2017


Butterfly X Street Art

Butterflies turn into cute tigers, don disguises as small Chinese
white cabbages in vegetable fields, and dress up as beaming
festive dolls... Yarn bombing by artist la Belle Époque
transforms Lee Tung Avenue into a fairytale butterfly kingdom.

Wanchai · Hong Kong | 2017
3 Sep 2017


Hungry Ghost Festival

Taoist priests perform a blessing ceremony on the opening of
Yulan (Hungry Ghost) Cultural Festial, on Friday at Victoria
Park, which will last through 3 September.

The Yulan Festival falls on the 15th day of the seventh lunar
month, when restless spirits roam the earth, according to
traditional Chinese belief. Many Chinese people make
efforts to appease these transient ghosts, while
'feeding' their own ancestors.

Causeway Bay · Hong Kong | 2017
2 Sep 2017


Central by Night

The view of Central Business District of Hong Kong by night
near Jardine House.

Central · Hong Kong | 2017
1 Sep 2017

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