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Reflection

A colourful older building is being reflected in the
adjacent modern glass panel building in Wanchai.

Wanchhai ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
28 Aug 2016


Rome Rotunda

'Rome Rotunda' by Jacob Straub is a photobook of 36 Roman
domes across all eras, from the famous Pantheon to a
mosque built in 1990. It won German Photobook Silver
Award and is showcased in the 'Exqusite' exhibition
at Gothe Institute on 1-27 August.

Wanchhai ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
27 Aug 2016


Wizard and Friends

'Wizard and Friends', an exhibition by comics artists William
Tsang, Ben Lam and Steven Choi, is at PMQ in SOHO
through 31 August 2016.

SOHO ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
26 Aug 2016


Hungry Ghost Celebration

The Hungry Ghost (Yu Lan) Festival is celebrated by the Chiuchao
community in Causeway Bay o the 7th month i the luar caledar
when restless spirits roam the earth. Many Chinese people
make efforts to appease these wandering ghosts.

Causeway Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
25 Aug 2016


Japanese Wedding Ritual

A Japanese woman performs as part of a traditional Shinto wedding
ceremony at Miyazaki Jingu Shrine, Miyazaki City, Japan.

Miyazaki ∑ Japan | 2016
24 Aug 2016


A Japanese Wedding

A Japanese couple has their traditional wedding at Miyazaki Jingu Shrine,
Japan, but the wacky kids amongst the guests stole the limelight.

Miyazaki ∑ Japan | 2016
23 Aug 2016


Shrine in a Cave

Udo Jingu, a brightly painted Shinto shrine, is located in an open
cavern overlooking unusual rock formations in the cove below at
Udo in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan.

Miyazaki ∑ Japan | 2016
22 Aug 2016


Rally Against Political Screening

1,300 rally against political screening that barred six pro-independence
candidates from running for Legislative Council election in September,
marching from Great George Street in Causeway Bay to the Chief
Executive's Office in Admiralty, Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon.

Nine pan-democrat legislators - Audrey Eu, Alan Leong, Alvin Yeung, Long
Hair, Lee Cheuk-yan, Cy Ho, Kwok Ka-ki, Gary Fan, Ray Chan and quite a
few candidates for the Legislative Council election join the rally.

Causeway Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
21 Aug 2016


My news report and more photos on Award-winning International Newswire



'Easter Island'

Full reproductions of the Easter Island Moai statues stand on the
edge of the Pacific at Sun Messe Nichinan in Miyazaki
Prefecture, Japan. This is the only authorised restoration
of the Moai statues outside Easter Island.

Miyazaki ∑ Japan | 2016
20 Aug 2016


Sengan-en

Sengan-en is former Shimazu clan residence and garden in Kagoshima,
Japan. Together with the adjacent Shoko Shuseikan museum which
once housed Japan's first factory in 1850, they form part of
the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Japanís Meiji
Industrial Revolution.

Kagoshima ∑ Japan | 2016
19 Aug 2016


Portrait of A Shout

'Portrait of A Shout' is a sculpture by Oonari to commemorate
the Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi Sakurajima All-night Concert of 21 Aug
2004 when the quarry site was filled to the brim with 75,000
people gathering from all over Japan on Sakurajima,
population 6,000.

Sakurajima (Cherry Blossom Island) is an active composite volcano
(stratovolcano) and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in
Japan. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption caused the island
to be connected with the Osumi Peninsula.

Sakurajima ∑ Japan | 2016
18 Aug 2016


Kagoshima's Ferris Wheel

Amuran is a Ferris wheel in Kagoshima, Japan, sitting on top
of Amu Plaza adjoining Kagoshima-Chuo Station. It is 60 m
in diameter, and 91 m from the ground at its highest point,
with 36 gondolas. The wheel takes approximately 14 minutes
and 30 seconds to make a complete revolution.

Kagoshima is the southern-most city of Japan on the island
of Kyushu.

Kagoshima ∑ Japan | 2016
17 Aug 2016


Kairaouine Mosque

Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), one of Africa's
largest mosques and possibly the oldest university in the
world, is the spiritual heart of Fez and Morocco itself.

Established in 859 by Fatima el-Fihria, a Tunisian woman
refugee, it can accommodate up to 20,000 people at prayer.

Fes ∑ Morocco | 2016
16 Aug 2016


Moroccan Feast

A Moroccan feast including leg of lamb mechoui (slow-roasted lamb)
with couscous and pigeon pastilla (savoury-sweet pie made of warqa
- sheet of thin pastry - painstakely layered with pigeon) and
mezze (small salad dishes) in the Fes medina.

Fes ∑ Morocco | 2016
15 Aug 2016


Medersa Bou Inania

Details of carved plaster at Medersa Bou Inania, Fes's finest
theological college, built by the Merenid sultan Bou Inan
between 1350 and 1357, an excellent example of
Marinid architecture.

Fes ∑ Morocco | 2016
14 Aug 2016


Moroccan at Medersa Bou Inania

A Moroccan at Medersa Bou Inania, Fes's finest theological college,
built by the Merenid sultan Bou Inan between 1350 and 1357,
with amazing elaborate zellijand carved plaster, beautiful
cedar mashrabiyyas (lattice screens) and massive brass doors.

Fes ∑ Morocco | 2016
13 Aug 2016


Hungry Ghost Festival

The Hungry Ghost (Yu Lan) Festival falls on the 15th day of the
seventh lunar month. In traditional Chinese belief, the
seventh month in the lunar calendar is when restless spirits
roam the earth. Many Chinese people make efforts to appease
these transient ghosts, including their own ancestors.

An exhibition of Yu Lan Festival is at Victoria Park in
Causeway Bay on 12-14 August.

Causeway Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
12 Aug 2016


Virtual Meets Street Pokemon

Unknown street artists has painted a few Pokemon characters on
Hau Fook Street in Tsimshatsui allowing a virtual meetup of
Pokemon on the street and attracting many PokemonGo trainers
to take pictures.

Tsimshatsui ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
11 Aug 2016


Passage

Causeway Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
10 Aug 2016


Street art at Taikoo

A passerby blends naturally into a street art near Taikoo Place
in Quarry Bay.

Quarry Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
9 Aug 2016


The Yakuza

The yakuza - Japan's organized crime syndicates, like the triads
in other parts of Asia or the mafia in the West - is depicted in
cosplay by Japanese photographer Asada Masashi.

This is part of the '1000 Families' exhibition organised
by Hong Kong International Photo Festival (HKIPF) at
Artis Tree in Taikoo Place through 4 September.

Quarry Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
8 Aug 2016


My Work at HKIPF

My entry to 'Photo Eat' competition organised by Hong Kong
International Photo Festival (HKIPF) is on display as part
of the '1000 Families' exhibition at Artis Tree at Taikoo
Place in Quarry Bay through 4 September.

Quarry Bay ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
7 Aug 2016


Street Art by Caratoes

Street Art by Caratoes, aka Cat Time Biatch - graffiti artist, muralist
and painter born and raised in Belgium then move to Hong Kong to
re-discover her roots - in an alley in Sheung Wan.

Sheung Wan ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
6 Aug 2016


First Step to Hong Kong Independence?

The five localists who have been banned from running in the upcoming
Legislative Council elections are heroes at the first rally of
Hong Kong National Party held on Friday night. The most prominent
being Leung Tin-kei of Hong Kong Indigenous (second left) and
Andy Chan Ho-tin of Hong Kong National Party (second right).

Thousands attend the peaceful rally with the backdrop 'Upheld
democracy - Hong Kong independence' filling up Tamar Park
outside Government headquarters at Admiralty. Over a
thousand police were deployed to control the rally.
Admiralty ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
5 Aug 2016


Comics by Felix Ip

Original artwork of comics by Felix Ip is on display at Comix Base
in the 'Vibrancy' exhibition of work by 50 leading comics artists
of Hong Kong.

Wanchai ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
4 Aug 2016


Dai Pai Dong with Mural

Dai Pai Dong, literally 'Big Signboard Store' or hawker stall that
serves food on the streets, are few and fast disappearing in Hong
Kong. This local food store with western style mural as a backdrop,
is a rare gem in the SOHO area.

SOHO ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
2 Aug 2016


Chef Sarah Simmons at ISONO

Sarah Simmons, a restauranteur, entrepreneur and chef named one of
the '50 Best Chefs in New York City' is taking over ISONO at PMQ.
Throughout the residency, Sarah turns ISONO into a party place
featuring her signature fried chicken and champagne from
her own restaurant Birds & Bubbles in NYC.

SOHO ∑ Hong Kong | 2016
1 Aug 2016

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