Another beautiful day –above, a view from Carolyn and Bill’s balcony. Today, more shopping, walking, museum-going, and eating.The eating highlight today was a dim-sum place that used to be a hole-in-the-wall, but got a one star Michelin rating and expanded to a tonier but still straight-forward and inexpensive place. It was great! BUT I didn’t take pictures.
I’m therefore offering pix from last night, when we walked a while to get to the ferry, had another beautiful ride back, and took a taxi home.
Monday’s weather was also clear and sunny, so Carolyn and I went off for shopping and to the Hong Kong Museum of Art. I was especially taken with an exhibit of 18th and 19th century Chinese “copies” of European prints of Chinese scenes. The point of the exhibit was that the Chinese had not fully mastered a perspectival rendering of space. My guess is there’s more to it than that, but I plan to ask my friends the art historians about my hypothesis.
On Saturday I left Bali, arriving in HK that night. You know those airplane magazine articles, “3 perfect days in … “? I could write one for Hong Kong, but it has to begin with visiting my delightful old friends Carolyn and Bill, who are there for the year. Bill’s on a Fulbright helping HKU rearrange their curriculum. Their apartment overlooks the South China Sea and the awesome busy cargo shipping, and they can see Lamma Island.
Making a painting on cloth is very labor intensive, besides requiring skill in drawing and painting. Here are just a few pictures of a piece that will be finished by the end of April, thinks the artist, Wayan Pande Sumantra of Kamasan. Check out the amazing paintings he creates!