This year has already seen an unusual amount of rainfall.
As we sipped our tea on the 102 level of the building, we were dismayed by the heavy rain beating against the window pane.
This marred the otherwise fantastic view – this is the view from the tallest building in the area.
The rain drops have smeared the windows, making the views look uninviting.
As somebody with a craze for taking pictures, I wouldn’t mind taking photos of these; recording that the Lord has given me another blessed day.
We were disappointed when we arrived at the restaurant on level 102 as we couldn’t see anything from the windows on account of the rain and the condensation.
So, we just enjoyed our lunch.
The weather turned better after finished lunch and I have my mint tea.
The mist seemed to be rising from the sea ( Victoria Harbor) as I went near to the window to get some shots.
The mist seemed so thick and fantastic as I aimed my camera towards the Ocean Center and the China Macau Ferry Terminal on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong.
The view was so surreal!
It has been raining for several days.
We were up on Floor 102 of the Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong enjoying our lunch.
The weather was pretty bad and we couldn’t see a thing from the windows.
Then the sky suddenly cleared up.
There were still rain drops on the window pane.
The view of the Victoria Harbor from there was just magnificent.
The clouds beneath us together with the rain drops really add to the mood.
I like photographing butterflies.
They are usually vibrant, colorful and represent gaiety to me.
I have posted some of their colorful photos incidentally which also a dead butterfly lying on the pavement.
Just yesterday, I saw this butterfly attaching upside down to my window pane for many, many hours.
It is quite a big one but has damaged its wings.
I think it can no longer fly.
Out of curiosity, I took its picture with the club house of our housing development as the background.
Its wings may have been damaged in the recent heavy rain or in a typhoon.
This morning, it is no longer there. While writing this post, I am still wondering where it’s gone . . . . . . .
Woke up early and drove to Luk Keng in the New Territories.
While we were the first batch of tourist to arrive, the egrets were already wading in the shallow water trying to find breakfast.
Would the early birds be the first one to catch the fishes?
I don’t know; but the scenery was picturesque!
It was serene and refreshing.
I like looking up from my window, watching how day change to night or how one season change to another.
Here are five pictures all taken towards the same direction from my window.
In fact you may recognize the profile or silhouette of the hills in the vicinity.
Some of the pictures are looking up to the clouds, but taken at different time of the day.
Several pictures were taken of the clouds; tropical storm clouds and clouds when the season was changing to Winter.
One picture was taken in the early morning mist when the sum was trying to dispel away the mist.
Only one picture was taken with a zoom – the one with the full moon rising above the hills.
What wonderful views to be have when looking up!
Hong Kong is a vertical city.
Unless you go to the rural areas, everywhere you go, looking up, you will find tall buildings.
Interesting, the concentration of people in vertical buildings does not make the city less green than other places. One example being that this concentration makes the use of mass transportation means more energy effective and less air pollution.
It is not uncommon for tall buildings to be built on top of mass transit or rail stations too.
Hong Kong has at least 7,827 high rise buildings, with no fewer than 1,294skyscrapers standing taller than 100 m (328 ft) and at least 315 buildings over 150 m (492 ft) in height. The tallest of these skyscrapers is the 118-storey International Commercail Centre, completed in 2010, which stands 484 m (1,588 ft) and is the ninth tallest in the world.
The total built-up height (combined heights) of these skyscrapers is approximately 333.8 km (207 mi), making Hong Kong the world’s tallest urbanagglomeration. Furthermore, reflective of the SAR’s high population densities, Hong Kong has more people living at the 15th floor or higher, more number of buildings of at least 100 m (328 ft) and 150 m (492 ft) height than any other place in the world.
A common sight in Hong Kong is the curtain wall as the facade.
Sometimes, looking up makes you feel daunting or even scary.