Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Carp streamers at Carp Channel

Carp streamers galore fly about in the wind in a part 
of Hong Kong known in Cantonese as Carp Channel
 
 When viewed up close, the colorful streamers look to 
have been individually hand painted! :O

Long before I visited Lei Yue Mun, I had heard about it and also seen it from the other side of Victoria Harbour -- more specifically, the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence.  But while I had long yearned to check it out, on the two occasions that I've actually been in the area, it was post-hike, so I ended up spending less time exploring the place than I feel it's actually due.
 
Adding to my haste in going through Lei Yue Mun this past Sunday was my needing to having a barbecue party to go to later that afternoon.  Thus it was that I walked very quickly past an area where hundreds of eye-catching carp streamers (or windsocks) were hanging, pausing only to take a few photos but not to look for signs explaining why they were there (where on my previous visit, there had been none).
 
If anyone who comes by this blog post can enlighten me, please do so in the comments thread.  In the meantime, I'll take a guess that it's related to Lei Yue Mun meaning Carp Channel in Cantonese -- as opposed to their having been there to celebrate Children's Day, as would be the case in Japan! ;b   

4 comments:

The Fragrant Harbour said...

Hi YTSL -- Wow that looks neat! Wonder if they're still there!

YTSL said...

Hi The Fragrant Harbour --

It's only been a few days since I took those photos, so think those carp streamers are still there. Not sure for how long they'll be though. So if you want to see them for yourself, go soon! :b

ewok1993 said...

I am all for making these tourist destinations.

BTW, I really liked the mossy stone steps image.

YTSL said...

Hi ewok1993 --

Hmmm... think you meant to write your comments in the Photo Hunt post's thread! ;b