Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fresh (This week's Photo Hunt theme)

Fresh hauls from the sea being hawked from boats moored near Sai Kung town's main pier (in the upper photo) and fresh fruit on sale from a vendor in Central.

(Apologies for this week's Photo Hunt entry being less informative than usual; but the 2010 Hong Kong International Film Festival has gotten underway and I've got tickets to five screenings this weekend alone. So if there's a time to let photos largely speak for themselves...)


MaR said...

Great shots! the pictures speak for themselves. Apologies accepted: enjoy your weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful shots. You nailed it.

sassy mom said...

Those are great shots!

Interesting market..

Bengbeng said...

ah, i have missed you. glad to b back

Unknown said...

oh, enjoy your weekend!

love your "fresh" shots.:p

Randi said...

Your photos are great and need no words! I love to visit the the markets in HK. You have so many exotic fruits and vegetables - I don´t even know the names of them.
I wish you a great weekend at the HK Int´l Film Festival!!!

YTSL said...

Hi Marcee --

Thanks and I sure will try re the weekend! :)

Hi ewok1993 --

Thanks for your positive vote! :)

Hi sassy mom --

Wouldn't call them markets per se... but for the second, a really nice market (Graham Street) is indeed nearby. :)

Hi Bengbeng --

Welcome back! And see you visited Hong Kong recently too!!!

Hi Luna Miranda --

Thanks x 2. :)

Hi Randi --

I don't even know the names myself of some of the fruit I see in Hong Kong markets. And haven't dared to try them yet as well! ;(

Breigh said...

Great photos! I'm familiar with the markets from here in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) but have never seen anything like the fish being sold out of the boats! Very interesting :)

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Gemma Wiseman said...

Such an interesting variety of products here creating a scenic landscape! Going by the first photo, people view their fish from the pier? The strong variety of colour in the second photo is amazing!

Unknown said...

great shots! Mariposa's PhotoHunt

EG CameraGirl said...

Fresh fruit and vegetables look and taste yummy. The photo is so colourful!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I hope they let you choose the freshiest of the fruits. Some small stalls in Singapore won't let you choose.

ypu miss the wing beans and belachan?

magiceye said...

lovely takes!

rdl said...

nice take!

Carver said...

Those photographs speak volumes. Fresh catch from the boats and fresh produce are so wonderful.

Smalltown RN said...

Great photos...and perfect for the theme!

candi said...

Wonderful shots! I love the second one.

sarah bailey knight said...

hi ytsl,

These photos of people going about their daily lives are fun, interesting and informative. They speak for themselves and a lot of words aren't necessary.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...


Mrs. Mecomber said...

Terrific photos! What, no history?!?! :(

It's OK. I know you are busy. :D But next week, do remember that I need my history lesson! lol

Have a blessed weekend, my friend!

Gattina said...

Fresh fruits ! that's something for me !!

Noel Morata said...


i like your interpretation of this weeks theme on fresh and the amazing vegetable vendors on teh water...miss hk....thanks for sharing.

have a nice weekend....

Annie said...

Great photos! Love the perspective on the fruit market. Several fruits I've never seen before. Enjoy the festival!

jams o donnell said...

An excellent take on this week's theme! Have a great weekend

Sandra said...

Great shots, love the market scene! Have fun at the film festival.

jmb said...

Oh well we will let you off this weekend. :)
Yes those are different fishermen and boats from ours.

Happy film hunting YTSL. You will be cross eyed.h

julie said...

Hope you enjoyed your movie screenings! :)

Scott Law said...

They certainly do speak for themselves and very well. Hope you have a great weekend.

Certainly a FRESH look at this week's theme. If you want to get FRESH with me this week check mine here.

Susanne said...

Great shots! How colorful the market is.

eastcoastlife said...

For someone who cooks, I love buying food fresh from the markets. And having a good selection is another bonus.
Happy weekend and enjoy the film festival!

YTSL said...

Hi Breigh --

Even in Hong Kong, I've only ever seen that sight in Sai Kung. So, yeah, it's not that common a sight. :)

Hi Greyscale Territory --

Re the first photo: yep. If you were to enlarge the photo, you'd see little ladders leading from the boats up. After a customer makes his or her choice, the sellers will go up and give it to them (and get cash in return). :)

Hi Mariposa --


Hi EG Wow --

Photo or photos? ;b

Hi Ann --

Yeah, you point to what you want and they give it to you. And yes, I do miss my kacang botol and hieh koh! ;b

Hi Magic Eye --

Ta! :)

Hi rdl --

Thanks to you too! :)

Hi Carver --

A picture says a thousand words, right? ;b

Hi Smalltown RN --

Thanks! :)

Hi Candi --

The first shot has generally got more attention so am glad there's at least one person who loves the second photo. :)

Hi sbk --

But if I had time though, I'd have plenty to write about: e.g., how the Cantonese are known for loving their food fresh, and how this kind of activity adds color to life in Hong Kong. :)

Hi Sandi --

Yes, indeedy! :b

Hi "Mrs Mecomber" --

Hmmmm re next week... as the HKIFF will still be on!!! ;S

Hi Gattina --

Me too -- with fresh fruits being my usual breakfast fare. :b

Hi Noel --

Er... the vendors on the water are selling seafood! :D

Hi Annie --

Re the fruit photo: FYI, it was taken from the Central-Mid Levels escalator. :)

Hi Jams --

Thanks and hope you have a good weekend too. :)

Hi Sandra --

Thanks and I'll try! :)

Hi jmb --

Am trying to pace myself... so hopefully not! :D

Hi Julie --

So far, not bad re the films. :)

Hi Scott --

Hehe re your fresh invitation! :D

Hi Susanne --


Hi EastCoastLife --

Whenever my mother comes over to Hong Kong, she marvels at how fresh the food in the (wet) markets look. Even if you don't buy, it's really a pleasant sight. :)

A. @ A Changing Life said...

I love the array of fresh fruit available. It seems such a luxury to me. I'm sure there's equal variety in the fish too.

Sorry I'm so late coming by, but it sounds as though you've more than enough to do than worry about it. :)

YTSL said...

Hi A. --

That's actually quite a modest fruit stall in terms of range of fruit on offer. And yeah, better late than never! ;)