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Gazette 143

HONG KONG Mid Autumn Festival 2015

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TUESDAY 29 September

Sheila  Sunset
Sheila at the swimming pool on the roof of our hotel / Sunset from our room that evening

WEDNESDAY 30 September

Po Lin monastery Lantau  Buddha images in temple
We took the ferry to Lantau Island & the bus up to Po Lin monastery
The entrance to the monastery / Buddha images in the old temple

Buddha images in temple  Sheila
Buddha images in the new temple, opened since our last visit in 2013 / Sheila at the temple entrance

Derek offering incense   Derek offering incense
Derek offering incense to the temples & the Tian Tan Buddha for Burt Baptiste
Burt was the son of two old friends, Trevor & Arlene, from Trinidad.
Jade & he played together as young children during a visit in 1975.
Burt was tragically killed aged 41 in a boating accident in Hong Kong in September 2014,
leaving a widow Danielle & daughters Milla aged 5 & Emmeline aged 3.

Sheila   Tian Tan buddha
Sheila in the monastery grounds / The Tian Tan Buddha

Divine General   Divine General
2 of the 12 Divine Generals associated with particular times of day & members of the Chinese Zodiac of animals
Kimnara associated with the Tiger (Sheila) / Sandira associated with the Horse (Derek)

Tian Tan Buddha  Tsim Sha Shui
The giant Tian Tan Buddha / Back on the island looking across to Kowloon side & the highest building in Hong Kong -
International Commerce Centre (ICC) 1 588ft high with 118 floors, the 9th tallest building in the world

Derek   Full moon over hotel
Derek enjoying a gin martini aperitif / Full moon over the illuminated top of our hotel seen from Victoria Park

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 2015