Saturday, March 2, 2013
Steel and An Action Shot (This week's Photo Hunt themes)
There's no two ways about it: Hong Kong is home to lots of tall buildings, including skyscrapers of steel and glass. And many visitors to the Big Lychee leave with lots of photographs of them, including ones taken from the northern side of Victoria Peak like the top-most image in this entry for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts.
I wonder though how many people think to look up once in a while when they're out and about in the highrise sections of Hong Kong to spot and even snap shots of such as window cleaners in action on the sides of those tall buildings? (And yes, I am in awe of those workers, and reckon they need nerves of steel to do the job that they do!)
On the subject of nerves: I have to say that Hong Kong (working) life can sometimes get on one's nerves -- and so people here need to find ways to destress. As regular visitors to this blog know, one of my favored ways to do so is to go out hiking. As they also will know, I tend to favor what a hiking buddy described as a "non-competitive style of hiking" in that I hike to see sights as well as for exercise and never to "better times", etc.
Every once in a while, my hiking companion(s) and I find ourselves along trails that others prefer to run. When we do, we will move to the side and let those budding ironmen and -women pass by first. Often times, we've noticed, they don't look like they're having much fun -- at least not as much as the slower likes of us! And they definitely won't have action shots of us the way that the likes of camera-totting moi have of them! ;b