The End of the Trip

view out of the plane

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday morning I left Hong Kong at 11:30 am and arrived in SF at 8:30 am the same day. Isn’t that nice?

Leo had given me many miles, so I traveled first class and amused myself by working on this Visual Diary. A fitting end to the trip.

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Perfect Day #3 in Hong Kong

view from friend's balcony

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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.

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Perfect Day #2 in Hong Kong

review of restaurant

Monday, April 23, 2012

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.

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3 Perfect Days in Hong Kong — Day 1

ocean view

Sunday, April 22, 2012

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.

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A Balinese Painter in Kamasan

Friday, April 20, 2012

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!


Wayan Pande Sumantra

Wayan Pande Sumantra

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