One of the things I love about Hong Kong is the juxtaposition of the architecture, today we saw Ming and Qing dynasty buildings surrounded by motorway and skyscrapers, colonial brick buildings alongside towers of glass. This is a city of height, retail and service companies aren't just at ground floor so those older buildings seem lucky to survive to be honest.
Then we finally got to PMQ, was on my to do list last time but we ran out of time. Awesome place but all closed sadly. Is the former Police Married Quarters and now all artists and food stores.
Today (I must research why) there were women everywhere, in parks, on wide pavements, in overhead walkways, in tunnels. All sitting eating and some doing pedicures. When I say everywhere I mean it, hundreds if not thousands of women. Many Muslim but not all. We saw them when we took the escalators first then all day.
It was still raining so we grabbed a tram East to North Point. The glass skyscrapers were quickly replaced with older concrete towers.
Here are some pics from the tram - without smells. Fascinating both how cars and people block the tracks all the time without caring, and the lack of refrigeration!
Next we headed via train to the north east of the city where we visited Chi Lin Nunnery and the adjacent Nan Lian Gardens. Surrounded by a mall, motorways, apartment buildings this oasis in the city is lush, quiet and rich with ancient architecture. Glad we visited. It did get hot while there and the sun came out too.
We headed back to the pool midafternoon before many hours of sport - Roland Garros and Catalunya MotoGP.
Sad day with the death of Luis Salom in MotoGP practice yesterday. Happy however with Vale winning - yes we should have been there.
Writing this as we watch Djokovic v Murray instead of doing work and preparing to leave for London tomorrow!