November 3, 2010

Lamma Island, Hong Kong

Lamma Island © Evelyn Howard 2010

While in Hong Kong a few months ago, we boarded a ferry to this island.

Lamma Island © Evelyn Howard 2010

We didn’t know this then, but according to wiki, actor Chow Yun Fatt (of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) grew up on this island, where his family still operates a restaurant.

Lamma Island © Evelyn Howard 2010

It was very different from Hong Kong…. It was quiet and the main mode of transportation was by  bicycle or on foot. There are no roads wide enough for cars.

Bicycle © Evelyn Howard 2010

Bicycle © Evelyn Howard 2010

Bicycle © Evelyn Howard 2010

We found a number of bicycles parked. I guess the owners leave the bikes to walk uphill – see next photo.

Lamma Island © Evelyn Howard 2010

A very hilly bit with a narrow walkway.

Joss © Evelyn Howard 2010

A photo taken at a temple on the island

Lamma Island © Evelyn Howard 2010

One last watery shot before we leave Lamma Island.

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19 comments:

Lesley said...

I like that bike with the cane child seat!

Y. Ikeda said...

Hi Evelyn,
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.
I had fun going through recent entries.
As for leaving the bikes and walking uphill,I guess it is worth doing so to have nice view!
Thanks for sharing.

Dinah said...

Wow, thanks for sharing these other photos of Hong Kong, other than the ones of the big city. Wish to be able to visit someday.

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reanaclaire said...

hey, thanks for the authentic pictures here..esp the place chow yun fatt was born.. :)

J Bar said...

Great shots.

Kala said...

I'd heard that the islands around Hong Kong are great for getting away from the crowds. Looks like a lovely place.

Sadami said...

Hie, Evelyn,
Your photos are always something heartwarming. Lovely.
Cheers, Sadami

The Notorious j.o.e. said...

Wonderful photos Evelyn. Thank you so much for sharing!

diane said...

That certainly looks a slower pace than Hong Kong. Great shots and good info.

Kaori said...

Great photos, Evelyn! Only bicycles or walking...I imagine that would keep everyone healthy! Great that you got to see this part of HongKong as well :-)

☺lani☺ said...

I heard about this place, but never been there! I was in Hongkong for a weekend, what I did was slept all day in a hotel. I was so tired to go out :)

L.W.Roth, said...

Your photographs are wonderful! I'm so glad I visited and saw your work. I am so jealous of those photos I can't stand it. We were supposed to go last April and had to cancel (my knee). I know I missed a trip of a lifetime. Your photos confirm that thought. I also like your city scape. Street scenes are a favorite of mine. Great work Evelyn.

Evelyn said...

@ LW Roth: Hello, thanks for visiting me here! I hope your knee is better now and you can plan a trip soon :)

Viola said...

I enjoyed yor photos, thank you for sharing them! :)

jeannette said...

I geuss they'll get around with bikes:)

lisaschaos said...

I just keep going back to the first one. Such an adventure you had!!

2sweetnsaxy said...

These were great. I really enjoy seeing photos of other cultures. Thanks for sharing.

Jenn said...

Great post! =)

Francisca said...

Oh, this is the Hong Kong so few outsiders know and I adore. We often take the ferries, preferably the slow ones, to the outlying islands, just to walk and eat! You've done a marvelous job of capturing the place in this photo journal. Haven't been much this year and I hear the call.

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