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There's been something very appealing about the light here recently. As I make my way to work, the sun is still rising, adding patches of colour to the sky and sea.

Sunrise.

Sunrise.

Sunrise.

Sunrise.

Damp Sunrise on a different day.

Damp Sunrise on a different day.

Damp Sunrise on a different day.

Damp Sunrise on a different day.

Arriving in Central.

Arriving in Central.

Looking towards the ICC.

Looking towards the ICC.

Looking towards the ICC.

Looking towards the ICC.

Tram trundling past on my way to school.

Tram trundling past on my way to school.

Tram trundling past on my way to school.

Tram trundling past on my way to school.

Tram trundling past on my way to school.

Tram trundling past on my way to school.

Tram trundling past on my way to school.

Tram trundling past on my way to school.

Old Hong Kong scene on tram stop.

Old Hong Kong scene on tram stop.

Typical street scene.

Typical street scene.

Typical street scene.

Typical street scene.

After the children went home from school today, I decided to venture right up to the top floor of our school - a place I never go as it belongs to another section of the school - and to take some photos of the views over Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

Victoria Harbour.

My school from down below.

My school from down below.

My school from down below.

My school from down below.

Later on the walk down from school to North Point MTR station, we saw a huge wild boar. I didn't get great photos as he was snuffling in the bushes and his head was hidden, but I wasn't going any closer. He happily just ignored us.

Wild boar.

Wild boar.

Wild boar.

Wild boar.

Wild boar.

Wild boar.

Later we saw more peaceful wildlife in the form of pigeons by a waterfall.

Pigeons.

Pigeons.

Pigeons.

Pigeons.

The waterfall is pretty on rainy days.

The waterfall is pretty on rainy days.

Making my way to the ferry, I passed through the IFC which was once the tallest building in Hong Kong until the ICC overtook it (they love abbreviations here). I suddenly realized Christmas is on the way.

Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations.

At the moment we are swimming every day as our outdoor pools close on Sunday. We want to make the most of the remaining days. The flowers above the pool are very beautiful and I couldn't resist photographing them.

Flowers.

Flowers.

Flowers.

Flowers.

Flowers.

Flowers.

Flowers.

Flowers.

Pool.

Pool.

Enjoying the pool.

Enjoying the pool.

Enjoying the pool.

Enjoying the pool.

Enjoying the pool.

Enjoying the pool.

Wending our way home.

Wending our way home.

Wending our way home.

Wending our way home.

Posted by irenevt 18:45 Archived in Hong Kong

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Thanks for sharing. --Pictures that we don't normally see of Hong Kong.. Thanks again Alec.

by alectrevor

Hello, Irene! It's great to see Hong Kong through your eyes! Thanks for your insight! Keep well!

by Vic_IV

Hi Alec I'm writing about my daily life as travel is currently out of the question. I have realized how much I enjoy taking photos and writing stuff up. Stay safe.

by irenevt

Hi Vic, hope you got my email re Ukrainian beer. It was a first for me to try it and a first for me to see it here.

by irenevt

Yes, it's a good choice indeed. Great new photo addition!

by Vic_IV

Amazing views!

by hennaonthetrek

Thanks Henna. My school is up a mountain and on clear days the view is beautiful.

by irenevt

Interesting to see your walk to work through your eyes. It is about time you went on top of your school building lol, beautiful views, pleases to see you are getting your swimming pool back

by MAd4travel

Lovely colours in that early morning sky, and great views from your school (how many storeys is it?) But the bougainvillea steals the show for me - one of my very favourite flowers

by ToonSarah

Is your school a skyscraper? That seems so odd since all our schools are campuses and mostly one floor. Of course we have lots of space. I was amazed to see a wild boar in the midst of all that city. Animals are amazing! We have hawks in our neighborhood, owls in our back yard and coyotes all over the place. The deer seem to have moved farther out into the country though.

Lovely photos; especially loved the flowers.

by Beausoleil

Hi Anne today is the last day our outdoor pools are open and then they close for winter. We will miss them very much.

by irenevt

Hi Sarah, my school is quite weird. The building is shared between three related schools. The bit I work in is on the first floor, but it is built on a hillside from the entrance the school goes down about seven floors and up about five floors.

by irenevt

Hi Sally we have no space here, all the buildings are up and down. I teach kids who think nothing of the fact they live on the 33rd floor of buildings. I live merely on floor 10.

Despite being so built up there are lots of mountains and hikes here. Wild animals here include monkeys, wild cattle, water buffalo and wild boars. Recently there were wild boar swimming at the Bank of China waterfall pool. That is right in the middle of Central. We frequently see wild boar on our walk down a mountain path to the MTR, which is our underground.

by irenevt

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