Hong Kong, Kowloon

Yau Ma Tei: West of Nathan Road (Tin Hau Temple, Police Station, Jade Market, Wholesale Fruit Market, Red Brick Building)

After exploring the East side of Nathan Road, I continued my walk along the West side - going up to Yau Ma Tei station. This is an area that I had explored a couple of times. It starts with the Tin Hau Temple Complex, which used to be located on the waterfront. It was founded… Continue reading Yau Ma Tei: West of Nathan Road (Tin Hau Temple, Police Station, Jade Market, Wholesale Fruit Market, Red Brick Building)

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Yau Ma Tei: East of Jordan Station (Gun Club Hill Barracks, Kowloon Union Church and Land’s Tribunal)

Normally I walk around the West area of Nathan road - but this time I explored the East area. Starting from Jordan MTR station, which is in the heart of Yau Ma Tei I walked south-east, to Austin Road. From there it was only a few footsteps to the Jordan Path, that runs between the… Continue reading Yau Ma Tei: East of Jordan Station (Gun Club Hill Barracks, Kowloon Union Church and Land’s Tribunal)

Hong Kong

Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market

Opposite the Red Brick Building is the old Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market - which turned 100 years this year. It consists of stone buildings one or two-storeys tall and runs along Waterloo Road between Ferry Street and Reclamation Street. Founded in 1913, it’s the oldest fruit market in the city, which was also once… Continue reading Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Red Brick Building in Kowloon

Strolling through the streets of the Yau Ma Tei area, I noticed a small house built with red bricks - it stood next to a high-raise apartment block and I almost overlooked it. It was freshly renovated and had a sign on one of its sides, so I walked closer to find out what it… Continue reading Red Brick Building in Kowloon

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Photography: People of Temple Street (continued)

Let me continue yesterday's post about the people living and working on Temple Street - there were so many great characters at the market, I really enjoyed the stroll on a Saturday afternoon. This lady worked in the shop to the left and she just stepped outside to worship on the small street altar next… Continue reading Photography: People of Temple Street (continued)

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Photography: People of Temple Street

Here are some people that live and work on Temple Street and its surroundings. Let's start with some of the most friendly shop owners I've encountered in Kowloon so far - lots of happy people, smiling at me and my camera. Also the cooks and dish washers in the back alley were happy to see… Continue reading Photography: People of Temple Street

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Photography: Temple Street

After walking through Canton Road, we made our way over to Temple Street, where the night market is set up every evening. We entered from the south side of the street, in Yau Mai Tai. The first picture is taken across Jordan Road, showing Temple Street with the red Chinese arch way, exactly opposite. We… Continue reading Photography: Temple Street