Friday, August 27, 2010

Mong Kok Cityscape 朗豪坊

Drawn on a podium on the fourth floor of Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong. It was like a little haven in the otherwise very crowded and noisy Mongkok. It was a great sketching day too as two other sketchers also joined the party:)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What a Steep Road!

Old Bailey Street, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong

One the left is part of the Old Central Police Station Compound. The Mid-Levels are full of such very steep roads. Because of the steep gradient, the sidewalk on the right is made up of several flights of small steps.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

朗豪坊外望 Crowded Cityscape viewed from 7th Floor Langham Place

7th floor of Langham Place. Wonderful view of the typical Mong Kok cityscape, filled with old and new buildings of various sizes and shapes. It's great place to observe the rolling summer clouds too!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Two Sketches

A quick quick sketch of a corner of Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay. Did this while waiting on a minibus to Sai Kung.

I found a little bit of time at Hong Kong Park this evening. Sat down and sketched this. The mid-level high-rises are always fascinating, visually flanking Hong Kong Park.

Sri Lankan Restaurant, Sai Kung

The only Sri Lankan restaurant in Hong Kong, which is located in a quiet alley in Sai Kung Old Town. The sketch was done in the evening and it was difficult as I had to fend off the mosquitoes while sketching. They were so hungry that even my bug repellent didn't work!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Lo Baan" Temple 魯班廟

A quick sketch at "Lo Baan" Temple, Ching Lin Terrace, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

"Lo Baan" is worshipped as a protector god of all construction workers and architects in the Chinese world. What I like most of this temple is the interesting roof design.

Masonry Wall Trees at Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Wall trees are considered a unique cultural heritage in Hong Kong. They sprouted naturally on masonry walls built before the Second World War. Many of them are now mature trees that have roots wrapping up old masonry walls in many parts of Hong Kong Island. The Forbes Street wall trees is the largest and most majestic group in Hong Kong!