"Sometimes I look up to the sky and wonder do you see us down here?"
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Our City | 2 // We flew over an opulent rural residential estate yesterday (@jsrpixel and @karlolau were part of the team who designed and built it - how cool is that!). Today we’re flying over a classic public housing estate in search of symmetry and lines. In frame is Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate, with blocks of various classic designs represented here, neatly arranged around a courtyard that has a small hexagonal pagoda with a jade-tiled roof as its centrepiece. From this height, the pagoda is pretty small, but you can make it out there right in the middle.
I want to take this chance to continue the dialogue we're having about the state of Hong Kong's politics and its political future. I'm going to touch on another subject today that may be somewhat controversial, so take these as my own views, and do share yours in the spirit of having a constructive discussion.
I have noticed that one of the more visible symbols of protest of late is the Union Jack (or sometimes, the colonial flag from Hong Kong's days as a British Colony). It is a powerful symbol, but I wonder what the protesters are intending to say by waving it. On the surface, I suppose it is intended to be a statement that things were better under British rule than subsequent Chinese rule, or perhaps that we ought to return to British rule. I wonder whether our collective yearning for those golden decades of Hong Kong puts a rosy tint on the practical realities.
I imagine few would disagree with me that the Lion Rock generation of the city - roughly speaking, Hongkongers born in the 1960s through to the 1980s - saw a massive transformation of Hong Kong from a post-war backwater into a trading, industrial and then financial powerhouse. Through grit, hard work, determination, a can-do attitude, Hongkongers of those generations built the foundations for many of the things we take for granted today. Perhaps through luck more than anything, a series of excellent British Governors ruled over the city - giants of their time like MacLehose, Youde, Wilson and Patten - and their legacy still stands everywhere you look around our city: massive reservoirs to boost water supply, (Continued...)
Hace poco he recibido este cuadro desde @saaldigital_es , y puedo decir que me ha encantado. Yo elegí panel de pvc como material, de un grosor de 5mm. Pesa bastante, y es muy robusto, por lo que pienso que el material y el grosor es el perfecto. La foto no está pegada en el panel, sino que está impresa directamente en él. Las medidas que he elegido son 75x60 cm, para mantener la misma proporción que en las fotos de instagram (formato 4x5). Los colores son exactos a los que tenía la foto en formato digital cuando personalicé el cuadro, y sale exactamente igual iluminado que en formato digital. El cuadro vale en estas medidas y este material unos 55 euros con gastos de envío incluidos, así que es una buena opción. Eso sí, yo lo pedí sin colgante, pero os recomiendo añadirlo porque es complicado ponerlo aparte. Cuando me lo enviaron, tardo bastante poco en llegar a mi casa, y el paquete vino bién protegido. En definitiva, me ha encantado y os lo recomiendo🙌🏻 #saaldigital_es
Munich, Germany 🇩🇪 So yesterday I went to the city to try and shoot less ‚landscape’ or ‚building’ photos but I tried to shoot people and catch the dynamic of the city🚶🏽♂️🚶🏽♀️ I was sitting in the train to go home already when suddenly the sky was lighting up in the most crazy colors 🎨 So I randomly got out of the train at some place and I still ended up taking wide ‚landscape‘ shots👀
Side Note: I got out of the train at 7:30 and ended up sitting there ‘til 10 looking at the sunset and chatting with other photographers- successful day😄
,,Tuscany sunshine“-Lucca, Italy🇮🇹🌍
After a long time finally a picture again. This was created last fall in Lucca. I hope you enjoy it. Try to become more active again.
Taken on my #LUMIXG81 by @lumix #lumixdeutschland [Anzeige]