Dark and Mysterious Supreme Emperor of Heaven
Or “Our Honeymoon in Hong Kong Part 2”
This is a continuation of our walk around the Wan Chai area on our first day in Hong Kong. I’d seen photos of the Pak Tai (Dark and Mysterious Supreme Emperor of Heaven, according to Wikipedia) temple and knew we had to check it out. I wasn’t disappointed. I was especially intrigued with the room filled with spiral incense smoking out into the morning sky. I’ve been to all kinds of temples in Taiwan and even a few others in Hong Kong but somehow hadn’t come across these yet. They make for some great photos, I reckon, and I shot several. I also discovered more at other temples that I’ll be sharing with you soon.
After lingering around the temple for some time we headed over to the Wan Chai Meat and Fish Market. Shot quite a bit around there as well. Somehow on our first visit to Hong Kong we’d missed out on any areas like this. I guess we sorta had it in our minds that most of the main Hong Kong Island was like the Central District or how it is around the Harbor. We couldn’t be more wrong or more pleased, especially when we discovered all the locals going up to the “Cooked Food Center,” which I believe was called the BOWRINGTON ROAD COOKED FOOD MARKET. The noodles were cheap and delish. It was hard to order since we couldn’t read the signs but L’s decent-enough Mandarin and just pointing was enough to secure us both with a great lunch. I’m pretty sure this is the place.
Here’s a combo of color shot with the D600 and black and white shot with the Leica M6. Enjoy! If you’d like info on the camera settings etc. just click on the photo and it’ll take you to Flickr, where you can also view full screen and on black. So yeah, please do. . . .