tai o

11/01/2012 § 9 Comments

 Our flight left Hong Kong at 11:30 pm so we decided to head to the airport early, drop our bags of and take the bus from Tung Chung, the city closest to the airport, to Tai O, a fishing village further along the coast. The bus ride itself was amazing.. even though Tai O is on the same side of the island as the airport, the bus took us through the mountains, along the coast on the other side and back through the mountains [and past a really cool looking monastery]. There were quite a few tourists there but they didn’t venture quite as far into the village as we did. Anyway, it was really a great way to end our time in Hong Kong.. and I have lots more pictures to share.

Apologies for not updating more.. I have a big deadline for this paper [basically the theoretical basis for my thesis] tomorrow so I’ve been doing a lot of reading and writing. Hope to share more with you soon.

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§ 9 Responses to tai o

  • jackie says:

    These are gorgeous, especially the tone! You have good eyes.

  • wowsers they are just stunning, I have to agree the tone if just perfect with this series. Beautifully composed and exposed.

  • Allison says:

    Oh wow… I want to get that third photo framed! I’m not sure what it is about it, but something just took my breath away. You really do have a good eye for photos.

    Hope the paper went well!

    • elsa says:

      Thanks, Allison! The paper is finished [for now] and I think it turned out well.

      I can always send you a print if you like 🙂

  • Katharine says:

    Great shot of Tai O.
    Besides being a fishing village, they are also known as the place for making “shrimp paste” which is a very salty pink paste for cooking 🙂
    you normally find them being fermented inside blue buckets!

    one interesting fact. I remember when I visited Tai O when I was very little (maybe right around 1990), there wasn’t a bridge connecting two side of the village. instead, they have a boat, and a rope in the air. Then the guy will get the boat across the water to the other side by pulling the rope. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lwdemery/3280738744/

    • elsa says:

      Thank you, Katharine! That’s really cool how there used to be a boat instead of a bridge, thanks for sharing your story 🙂

  • loulune says:

    Great pictures ! 🙂 They drew me int 🙂

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