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Short Trips Out.

Back to Tsing Yi.

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I can't really do ambitious hikes at the moment as I am looking after Peter and administering his medicine at frequent intervals. However, I do need to get out sometimes or I'd go stir crazy, so the solution seems to be taking short trips out. Today I decided to go to Tsing Yi. I wanted to do some shopping there and I could combine this with a trip to the park. I especially wanted to go to this park again as it's apparently famous for its autumn colours. However, it turned out I was a bit premature as autumn here seems to be late December or even January.

I stopped on route at Sunny Bay Station to photograph some autumnal looking trees there.

Autumn Colours at Sunny Bay.

Autumn Colours at Sunny Bay.

Autumn Colours at Sunny Bay.

Autumn Colours at Sunny Bay.

I first visited Tsing Yi Park last summer and thought it was beautiful, but I got caught up in a thunderstorm during the visit and the skies were black the whole time I was there. Today was sunny and the skies were a beautiful shade of light blue.

Apparently there's a line of trees next to the pond that change colour for autumn. I saw these but they were only just beginning to change. I'll have to go back in a few weeks time.

These are the trees which will change colour.

These are the trees which will change colour.

These are the trees which will change colour.

These are the trees which will change colour.

The thing that impressed me most in this park were the enormous banyan trees near the main gate. There is something very majestic and powerful about banyan trees with their heavy load of aerial roots.

Banyan trees.

Banyan trees.

Banyan trees.

Banyan trees.

Banyan trees.

Banyan trees.

Banyan trees.

Banyan trees.

Another lovely place to see was the view up towards the lookout tower as there is a stunningly beautiful, brightly coloured bouganvillia bush on the hillside below the lookout point.

One of the ways up to the Lookout Point.

One of the ways up to the Lookout Point.

Bouganvillia and Lookout Point.

Bouganvillia and Lookout Point.

Bouganvillia and Lookout Point.

Bouganvillia and Lookout Point.

Bouganvillia and Lookout Point.

Bouganvillia and Lookout Point.

Bouganvillia and Lookout Point.

Bouganvillia and Lookout Point.

View from the lookout.

View from the lookout.

Tsing Yi Park is designed in parts to look like a European park and has follies, statues, streams and ponds. Some parts of it though are more typically Chinese than European, so it's an interesting mixture of styles.

Bridge crossing a stream.

Bridge crossing a stream.

This part is quite typically Chinese, I think.

This part is quite typically Chinese, I think.

European style folly.

European style folly.

European touches.

European touches.

European touches.

European touches.

European touches.

European touches.

Waterfall.

Waterfall.

Even though the line of trees that are famous for changing colour, had not changed colour, there were still many splashes of autumn around the park.

Looking through the autumn leaves.

Looking through the autumn leaves.

Autumnal branches near the stream.

Autumnal branches near the stream.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Little patches of autumn.

Swiss Cheese   Plant.

Swiss Cheese Plant.

Swiss Cheese Plant.

Swiss Cheese Plant.

Not to be outdone by any of the other colourful plants, bauhinias are everywhere at the moment and looking very beautiful, too.

Bauhinias are everywhere at the moment.

Bauhinias are everywhere at the moment.

Bauhinias are everywhere at the moment.

Bauhinias are everywhere at the moment.

Bauhinias.

Bauhinias.

After looking around the park, I went past Tsing Yi Swimming Pool and Sports Ground then onto the waterfront promenade for a quick stroll by the sea.

Tsing Yi Public Swimming Pool.

Tsing Yi Public Swimming Pool.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan and Lai King.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan and Lai King.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan and Lai King.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan and Lai King.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan.

On the waterfront looking toward Tsuen Wan.

After enjoying the waterfront I went into Maritime Square Shopping Mall to do some shopping, but paused to look at their Christmas displays.

Christmas display outside a residential block in Tsing Yi.

Christmas display outside a residential block in Tsing Yi.

Restaurants in the mall were busy at lunch time.

Restaurants in the mall were busy at lunch time.

Christmas Tree Maritime Square.

Christmas Tree Maritime Square.

Christmas Tree Maritime Square Close-Up.

Christmas Tree Maritime Square Close-Up.

Christmas Market Maritime Square.

Christmas Market Maritime Square.

Christmas Market Maritime Square.

Christmas Market Maritime Square.

Back home the pink Christmas tree in our lobby looks better now it's decorated.

Christmas Tree in Our Lobby.

Christmas Tree in Our Lobby.

Christmas Tree in Our Lobby Close-up.

Christmas Tree in Our Lobby Close-up.

Posted by irenevt 09:47 Archived in Hong Kong

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Irene, you do have some amazing places to visit and to enjoy! I am glad for you! Thanks for sharing the warmth of your land.

by Vic_IV

Hi Victor, thank you for visiting.

by irenevt

Irene, You know how to find lovely pictures. All the best to Peter.

by alectrevor

Thank you, Alec.

by irenevt

Lovely park!

The unicorn-christmas tree still needs some ribbons me thinks :D

by hennaonthetrek

Hi Henna, I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

by irenevt

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