Sai Ying Pun

Sai Ying Pun MTR station was the last to be opened on the Island Line, and elegantly demonstrates the shiney newness of the station below ground with the old Hong Kong above ground.

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Here is the view as you come out of Exit A1 of Sai Ying Pun MTR station onto Queen’s Road West:

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Looking leftwards:

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Looking rightwards:

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And, looking back towards the station Exit A1:

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If you head leftwards along Queen’s Road West, you will find many stores selling dried goods, but not everything is readily identifiable! 

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Turning down a side street to the left and the small of dried fish was overwhelming. Originally, this area would have been much closer to the harbour, hence the trade in fish products.

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In keeping with the dried goods theme, here are some pistachio nuts left out to dry.

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And, the baskets that might be used in the drying process?

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And, here are two young men also hanging out!

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Street graffiti is a rare sight in Hong Kong, but Wilmer Street seemed to have more than enough.

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Now Queen’s Road West is where you go to buy gifts for the dead; paper goods of things the deceased will need in their new life.

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Finally, some images which kind of sum up the old-new dichotomy of Hong Kong:

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© Helen Gray 2019