We had to go onto HK Island today. Mrs. Ha’s UK Settlement Visa was available for collection. We did not know what conditions might be attached. Luckily the only one seems to be that she can’t claim social security.
Then Mrs. Ha indulged in her favourite sport, olympic shopping. I legged it towards Victoria Park. Here are three images from the morning.
I like the fact that newspaper vendors still survive and ‘online news’ has not yet completely replaced good old newspaper. You can’t wrap fish and chips in a screen. Nor can you stuff it under Lulu if she looks like she may have an accident (she was sick yesterday again, poor mite). Well, I suppose you can but it tends to reduce the screen clarity somewhat.Next is the standard obstacle course of mainlanders pulling suitcases. They shop ’til they drop then go home. Some unkindly refer to them as locusts. And this is a by product of another invasion – Apple’s iPhone 6. Touts buy them by the shed load and then re-sell them immediately. Mainlanders pay a premium as they can’t easily get them at home. A double scourge.Perhaps I have iPhone envy as I am still languishing on my iPhone 4s. It needs cranking up in the mornings these days. But who am I to criticise as I fall roughly into the same bracket. I would not however buy from a tout on the street. I’m like the guy on the right, I just walk on by………
My other photos were failures. All these were taken on the Fujifilm X100s, another out of date model. I could call it Twiggy.