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Yearly Archives: 2012
My 2010 trip photos: finally complete!
It has taken me almost two years, but I have finally finished uploading the last of my 2010 Hong Kong trip photos to Flickr. All up I took 10,131 photos during my two and a bit week holiday, with 2,391 of them now available online – 100% captioned, and mostly geotagged.
Posted in Housekeeping Tagged Hong Kong 1 Comment
Locating photos with Google Streetview
When I go on holiday I take a lot of photos, and when I get home and upload them, I make sure I caption them accurately. Getting the location correct is easy to do when I carry my GPS datalogger with me, but if I don’t – how can you pin down the location?
Posted in Everyday Life Tagged Hong Kong, Kowloon, mystery, photography Leave a comment
Rail accidents in Hong Kong
Railway accidents in Hong Kong are extremely uncommon, and scrapping of rolling stock due to collision damage is even rarer. So how many railway accidents have occurred in Hong Kong over the years?
Posted in Transport Tagged 1980s, accident, East Rail, Hong Kong, KCR, Kowloon Canton Railway, New Territories 17 Comments
Skyscrapers on a stick
The shores of Hong Kong Island are lined with massive skyscrapers, and one that stands apart from the others due to the unusual design is the ‘Chinese People’s Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building’. So is it a one off?
Posted in Everyday Life Tagged architecture, Australia, Budapest, Hong Kong, Hungary, mystery, Seattle, Sydney, USA 4 Comments
Octopus cards of Hong Kong: bilingual?
On my last trip to Hong Kong I did the same thing as every local resident, and picked up an Octopus card so that I could travel around the city by public transport. What most people don’t know is that the cards come in two versions: English and Chinese.
Posted in Transport Tagged Hong Kong, KCR, Kowloon Canton Railway, language, lost in translation, Mass Transit Railway, MTR, Octopus card, trains 12 Comments