Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
I find Hongkong one of the most interesting places on earth. A modern vibrant city and one of the busiest ports in the world. But also beautiful countryside with miles and miles of hiking trails, fantastic islands, dramatic mountains, hideaway beaches and small charming villages where time seems to have stood still. Plus the best food in the world. Nice people too by the way.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Somewhere in the Oranges, New Jersey.
An area unfortunately
plagued by low employment
and a rather high level of crime.
It was on its way up when the recession hit
like a sledge hammer.
Once, long ago, it was a very vibrant area,
with lots of manufacturing jobs.
It's less than 30 mintues from Manhattan by train or car.
The area has plenty of old factory spaces that could be turned into
great "lofts" to live in. Or for studios, galleries and restaurants.
There's a pocket called The Valley Arts District which houses the excellent restaurant and music joint Hat City Kitchen and a (hopefully) growing number of galleries.
Other organizations like Hands are also working on revitalizing the area.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Why do we have grave yards? To make life last longer than us? This image was taken from a bus in Hongkong. Traveling from Aberdeen to Wanchai. It's in Pok Fu Lam. One of many beautiful part so of Hongkong. Some apartment buildings are very close to the grave yard. You can see the tombstones from you bedroom window.