Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/01/19

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: 3 from Hong Kong
From: leowesson at (Leowesson)
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2014 23:35:54 -0500
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I think Howard looks a LOT like Ansel!

Leo Wesson

> On Jan 19, 2014, at 19:25, Richard Man <richard at> 
> wrote:
> First,my gracious photo buddy from yesterday, Howard. Howard looks like a
> handsome scholarly gentleman and was stopped by a Mainlander asking for his
> photo!!
> Next is a depressing image. The pollution can be so bad.. well, see for
> yourself:
> The bad air from China blows down. China needs to fix its problems. By some
> accounting, 50,000 Mainlanders daytrip to HK EVERY DAY. They are stocking
> up on food and medicine, carrying them in their giant suitcases.
> Another aside - no less than 3 occasions, Mainlanders asked me for
> directions. At least I know how to say "I do not speak Mandarin" in
> Mandarin :-) May be I look like a Hong Konger from Mainland :-)
> Lastly, a more cheerful image:
> Here's Silvermine Bay, which I remembered was a HUGE beach and with
> glistening white sand. It turns out to be much smaller with generic beach
> sand. OK, it was high tide, but still... ah, childhood memory I tried to
> remember the dirt path to my grandparents' house, but a) it was long time
> ago, b) the dirt path is now paved. In fact, I think it was part of the
> 2008 Olympic (training?) Trail, c) apparently some/most of the old villages
> were razed.
> Just asked my sister the name of the village. With that, possibly I can at
> least find the approximate area next time.
> -- 
> // richard <>
> //
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