Weekly Photo Challenge:Home

Posted: 15/02/2013 in Weekly Photo Challenge.
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So the Weekly photo challenge is Home.

For most people home is the place they grew up in, this is a bit of an issue for me as growing up I never really spent more than about 3 years in one area. I suppose you could say that my schools years from the age of 11 to 18 gave me some stability as I was at boarding school in Buxton Derbyshire. But my parents were still moving around. I loved growing up and seeing all these new places and cultures.  I also believe that it help shape the person that I am today for better or worse.  I know at times I can be very independent to the point of not always listening to other people, but I also feel like I can make new acquaintances  very quickly ( I will talk to anyone.)

So what does home mean to me? Do I talk about my family that are based in the UK? Of course I would they are part of who I am and I speak to them often on the phone ( the wonders of Skype.) What about the city I live in now? Yes of course I love Hong Kong. I have probably spent longer in Hong Kong than anywhere else in my life. And I still do not want to leave, not bad for a person that used to itch to leave after 2 years of being anywhere. Why do I stay? because Hong Kong changes so quickly and is so Dynamic that it is never the same. What about my British heritage? I love being British but I would not want to live there. But I do miss parts of it. But Hong Kong allows me to get around that with the fact that it is a former British Colony and so has a lot of features that are British.


So what did I decide to share in the end for the photo challenge? something that encapsulates all of these? not really I went for something much more literal, I decided to show you some pictures of the estate that I live in. Like most people in Hong Kong I live in an estate that has a lot of people and a lot facilities. There are 10 towers each with 43 floors and 8 apartments on each floor. There is a pool, gym, four lane bowling alley, climbing wall, massive shopping complex underneath and a big public podium area on the fifth floor to name a few features.


This is the podium at night with the water feature in the middle. Lit by decorations for Chinese New Year.


Looking up at four of the towers. You can see the light pollution that Hong Kong has from all of the lights, it is almost impossible to see stars at night.

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My apartment is on the 42nd floor, six down from the top. And this is the view that I get from my Balcony. You can see the building on the right which is fairly new and is over 60 floors high. I used to be able to see Lion Rock from my Balcony until they built that.

Anyway until next time have a great Year of the Snake and Gung Hei Fat Choy.



  1. I can understand you talking about HK but how strange is it that I chose to also pick HK As well, Lantau Island to be exact…

  2. kristc99 says:

    Love the photos! It’s so cool to be able to see a bit of your Hong Kong too.
    Thanks for the pingback 🙂

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