Friday, November 21, 2008

Arts in the Park (photo-essay)


There are people who think that Hong Kong is a cultural desert. To them, I -- who, incidentally, have just returned from watching a wonderful play,
The Will To Build, that was staged in English and Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles -- say: Either you don't know what you're talking about or you must be a truly demanding bunch of culture vultures. For believe you me when I say that I've been to quite a few theatrical works and classical music concerts as well as film festivals, retrospectives, etc. over here in Asia's World City. Additionally, earlier this month one Sunday, there was the free Arts in the Park (Victoria Park over in Causeway Bay, to be exact!):-

For some reason, Gulliver's Travel was the event's theme
-- hence a large Gulliver (as well as stage performances)

ending up in Victoria Park's Central Lawn


Also on display at the park for a time were
giant puppets that later were involved in a parade


Another colorful art piece on temporary exhibit
that later was a part of the parade


...ditto what amounted to a movable feast ;b

'Gourmet hats' that people learnt to make
at one of the Arts in the Park booths

Is it just me or is that a cone at the base of that item?
Next question: is it me or Hong Kongers
who seem somewhat food obsessed? :D


Part of the crowd -- comprised of old as well as young,
male and female, etc. -- that turned out for the event


A grandmother and grandson
enjoying the show together

2 comments:

sbk said...

hi ytsl,

Being the "foodie" that you are did you make a gourmet hat?? Looks like so much fun!!! If so we want to see a picture.

YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

Would have liked to have done so but the waiting time to do so was too long for me! That sure was a very popular activity that day! :)