For someone who is not terribly superstitious, I find it eery that both of my little kids–at separate times today–took out my 2012 Hong Kong photo album and asked me to read it. They hadn’t touched it in months.
It’s strange because it was exactly a year ago today that my husband Tom and I left for a four-day trip to Hong Kong.
In some ways it seems like just yesterday, while in others fourteen more years may as well have passed since we boarded that Cathay Pacific non-stop from Chicago. Here are some photos Tom took on our trip, photos of places I’ll always remember specific to that trip.
He first pulled out his camera at the bird market in Mongkok.
Wandering around Mongkok in Kowloon:
Later on the first day, I made sure we saw the harbor front. It was smoggy, but still as stunning as I’d remembered.
Day two brought us to the escalators on Hong Kong Island. Tom took this photo as we made our way up the mountain.
Inside Ohel Leah synagogue. I’d been here in the ’90s, and made sure we returned to see it on this trip. We had the fabulous Erica Lyons show us around both here and elsewhere on Hong Kong Island.
The Peak lookout pagoda.
This is the view from the Peak. We were lucky to go there on the clearest day of our trip.
I had passed Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan many times in the ’90s, but this was probably the first time I’d explored the inside.
On the third day, we traveled up to the Chinese University, my alma mater, with my former roommate and old friend Rita. This pagoda in Chung Chi College is so tranquil. We lingered there for what seemed like an hour.
Riding a tram was top on my list, but we didn’t get to it until our last day. Too many things to do in four days!
A lion dance troupe on its way to a celebration for Buddha’s birthday. One of the highlights of our tram ride.