Tuesday, July 31, 2007


LKFBEERFEST309.jpg, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I took this candid shot during the weekend at the LKF Julyfest. She is a promo girl for NowTV, ain't she cute?

Monday, July 30, 2007


nnn, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Still no takers! Last week's photo was from the Hong Kong Brew House.
To the anonymous person who left a comment - yes, there are bars that are not noisy and crowded, but it depends a lot on when you visit them. On a Saturday night, when the US Navy is in town, its going to be hard to find a bar in LKF that isn't noisy and crowded.
This week's photo is taken in a bar in LKF. Can anyone guess which one it is?

Sunday, July 29, 2007


LKFBEERFEST393.jpg, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I spotted this little cutey at the Lan Kwai Fong beer festival on Saturday. Isn't she lovely?

Friday, July 27, 2007

Dalian Tram

Dalian Tram, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

There are old fashioned trams in Dalian too

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sorry, Everyone

But, I am up in China at the moment and can't access my server with photos on it. To make it worse Blogger seems to think I can read mandarin, so the dashboard means diddly squat to me. Argghhhh.
Back in Hong Kong on Friday

Monday, July 23, 2007

Monkey Nuts

D'Aguilar bar 2, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Last week's photograph was taken in La Dolce Vita 97 Bar, in Lan Kwai Fong.
This week's photo is taken in a popular bar on D'aguilar Street.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Morning Twilight over Victoria Harbour

For some reason, I woke up at sparrow fart, this morning. However the upside w\as that I was able to capture the light just before sunrise. I like the relection on the side of the building.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Oh Lord Give Me Aircon

Oh Lord Give Me Aircon, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Sometimes it pays to look up! I have walked past this collection of aircon intakes many times since I have been in Hong Kong, but never noticed them before,as I wa too busy peering into the bars of Lan Kwai Fong.
Noticed them the other day, and took a picture. Very happy with the way the light changes as the reflections of the bar lights fade.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sweet Life

LKF bar3, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Well, no right answers to last week's poser, but at least some interest was shown! The photo was of Bar George, the front bar was shown, and the clue was the white rugby shirt in the background, even if it was way out of focus.
This week we have a bar in Lan Kwai Fong. This one should be easy, even if you have never been there!

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Dragonfly, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I went to Hong Kong Wetlands Park today, and I saw this massive, bright red dragonfly

Friday, July 13, 2007

Nissan Elgrand - naff sticker

Nissan Elgrand - naff sticker, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Some kind of promotional launch, last evening in Lan Kwai Fong. I have never seen such a fuss over a boring car!
Mind you with all the people carrying bunches of flowers, I guess there was some kind of celebrity involved, but I couldn't be bothered to wait and find out.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Fashion Shoot

Fashion Shoot, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I spotted this photo shoot going on in Lan Kwai Fong the other evening, so I grabbed my camera and took a couple of shots of the models from behind.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Traffic, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Traffic coming along the flyover, onto Cotton Tree Drive. Long exposure without a flash to creat the white streaks of the headlights. I also like the starring of the street lamps

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Hasn't the weather been lovely for the last few days?

Monday, July 9, 2007

beer taps

beer taps, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I was a little surprised by the lack of response to last weeks bar quiz. Probably it was so easy, that you all couldn't be bothered to submit your answers. With the guitars on the wall and the tall bar shelfing behind as the give aways, I expected a lot of people to correctly identify it as Carnegies.
So, this week I am making it a little harder. The bar is on D'aguilar Street, and there is a big clue in the picture!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Slow speed high speed

Paper fan twirling, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

These were taken in one of those paper goods shops in Western District. The first shot was taken at a slow shutter speed, the second at a higher speed.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

jaguar racing car 001

jaguar racing car 001, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

Another brilliant motor car from the National Motor Museum

Friday, July 6, 2007

Pirates of Lan Kwai Fong

Pirates of Lan Kwai Fong, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

These three delightful pirates allowed me to take their picture last night in Lan Kwai Fong.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

etype jag 001

etype jag 001, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

When I was a lad I always wanted to own an E-type Jag. This one belongs to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Blue House

Blue House, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

On Stone Nullah Lane is this blue coloured building. Rumour has it that the only colour paint the council had left was blue.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Hong Kong Fireworks Display

Hong Kong Fireworks Display, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

The other evening I was camped by the HK Convention centre, waiting for the fireworks to start. I looked around and saw this photo opportunity.
It was taken with a wide angle lens, with a nice bit of bokeh coming from the top left corner.
Shame about the security guard who got in the way!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Bar of the week

Bar of the week, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

New feature for this blog - the bar of the week. Every week I plan to post a picture of a bar in Hong Kong (OK I know that favours people who know Hong Kong) and you have to guess the name of the establishment. No prizes apart from knowing that you are a bigger bar crawler than me.
We will start with an easy one from Wanchai. Answer next Monday. Good luck!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Temple roof

Temple roof, originally uploaded by Octopuscard.

I love the ornate details that you see on temple roofs. This one is Hung Sing Fisherman's temple in Wanchai. Apparently Queen's Road East used to be on the shoreline!