Saturday, 19 January 2013

Weekend Life....Tai O Fishing Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong


Tai O Fishing Village, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, October 2011. 

Most of these images I took on a trip to Tai O, a traditional fishing village located on the western side of Lantau Island, Hong Kong.  I was staying at The Upper House (an incredible hotel, both service and style-wise), and took a train (MTR) followed by a bus to Tai O. On the way home, I travelled by bus to Mui Wo and then ferry back to Central pier. It was a wonderful day out and I loved wandering around by myself, camera in hand.

23 comments:

  1. These pictures are amazing! You let us travel with your work. It´s like being there. Thanks!
    Rocío
    fashioningmylifeindc.blogspot.com

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  2. Wonderful pictures. You captured the essence of the place. It is really fun and fulfilling to sometimes travel alone. You discover many new places and cultures.

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  3. Lovely post, makes me want to grab a camera and go exploring now! Also, I've had to stop myself having poached chicken and vegetable soup nearly every day. It's so tasty, especially with a handful of barley!

    R x
    http://becomingraje.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0

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  4. @fashioningmylife - so happy you like them! I feel the same way when looking at other people's travel photographs - they make me feel like I am there....or at least should be booking a flight there ASAP!

    @Pamela RG - definitely, I think you sometimes notice things more when you are alone (part of that is being aware of safety and surroundings - you have to think about where you are/what you are doing rather than relying on someone else. And there is the added bonus of not being asked why you are taking another photograph of ANOTHER (*insert whatever here*) flower/person/thing! Travelling with a photographer is never easy ;)

    @r.a.j.e. - me too when I was going through the photographs - I want to go back to HK NOW! Re chicken soup, ooo so nice that you actually read my Loving Right Now (that I am always so slack at updating each month!). This week we have been having a delicious shredded ham hock soup with loads of veggies including some tiny carrots. It is wonderfully warming and feels very virtuous.



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  5. oh my goodness when were you in hk???

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  6. Gorgeous photos! Your travel posts are always so inspiring.
    xA

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  7. lovely warm photos of HK, where I call home :) glad you went away from the cityscape to Tai O!

    gz x
    wherewearwe're

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  8. Gorgeous pictures, such lovely tones. I hope I'll have a chance to visit Hong Kong again one day, such a vibrant place.

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  9. Oh wow, these are just beautiful! I love all the colours.

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  10. wow such great pictures! i need to go here xx

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  11. you are such a really great photographer<3

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  12. These pictures are sensational! I was in HK twice last year and stayed at the Upper House twice as well. It's my favorite hotel in the world!!!

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  13. @Joy - I was there in October 2011! But just for 2 nights unfortunately. I want to go back!

    @Amanda - that is really nice of you to say, thank you :))

    @Grazie - Hong Kong is such an amazing city - so diverse (eg old fashioned markets v slick luxury stores ). Wonderful juxtaposition. You are fortunate to live there!

    @Laurien - thank you!

    @ponyhunter - I want to go back again one day as well!

    @Lisa - thank you Lisa

    @Amalie - yes! you definitely must visit one day!

    @Chain - everything is a work in progress :))

    @Andi - wow!!! Lucky you!!! It is such a beautiful hotel isn't it - amazing views, beautiful minimalist decor, incredible bathrooms (that bath and shower! The views!), brilliant service (nothing is too much trouble - I loved the cookies and milk at turndown) and fab bar. Ahhhh, I want to go again now!

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  14. Hong Kong is awesome and so are your photos! Love the warm, soft colours -- so pretty! I bet you'd make a brilliant wedding photographer, too.

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  15. gorgeous photos!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

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  16. @Li - Hong Kong is awesome! Thank you for your lovely comment :) Re wedding photography - I have thought about it, but I think I would love some bits but not everything (family portraits I would struggle with I think!).

    @monkeyshines - thank you!

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  17. love that looking at this takes me right back to lantau - beautiful documentation!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  18. Your photos are amazing! love Hong Kong!! what camera do you use?

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  19. Beautiful pics, darling. I seriously love your travel posts. Much love. xx

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  20. These are all so lovely! They have me wishing for a vacation!

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  21. Consistently love your travel pieces.

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