Monday, December 22, 2008

Lighting the Buildings... Hong Kong in Christmas

Image of Hong Kong buildings at night over Christmas from beside the Star Ferry pier on the Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Photo taken by Ann Light, used with the permission of the photographer.Dear Gentle Reader,

Your humble scribe had a friend take the pictures for me today because he forgot...

People have recently been showing pictures of their town lit up at Christmas time. Your scribe thought he would share the same.

Hong Kong is not necessarily the most religious or spiritual place on the planet, unless Mammon is your god, but its residents understand a good selling opportunity when they see one...

In Hong Kong the buildings get lit up for Christmas like nowhere else that your scribe has seen...

This is my town on Monday, December 22.

Merry Christmas for those who celebrate.

Happy Hanukkah, which began at sundown, yesterday, for those who celebrate that.

A belated, joyous Eid al-Adha which started a fortnight ago and ended eleven days ago for those who celebrate that.

Finally, a belated happy Yalda Eve for the Zorastrians (and Parsis) celebrating the birth of Mithra.

And thus endeth the monotheistic recognitions of today. Being Canadian (among others), and a citizen of a country with slightly fewer people than there are gods in the Hindu pantheon, your humble scribe is not about to enter into notes on polytheistic religions' festivals in December. At least not on this Monday...

Your scribe is happy enough with the lit trees and Merry Christmases wished to all in Hong Kong this Monday.

My Town will be pretty bright this Monday night... I can see them from Germany and you can see them from wherever you are...

Image of buildings in Hong Kong lit up for Christmas, at night. Photo taken by Ann Light, used with the permission of the photographer.
I wish the same brightness and light for you and yours, just not the same level of mercantilism, whatever your faith is or is not.

Tschuess with Holiday Greetings,
Chris, Regina, and a now-a-bit-lonely for his parents Pommes who is very happy, however, to have a lovely couple looking after him in Hong Kong.




My Town Monday Post Hosting for
Travis Erwin...

MTM posts in December are co-hosted with
Junosmom...

Junosmom takes us to the loveshack and then leads us to the dampness here...

Cloudia takes us to Hanukkah Tigers...


Barbara takes us to back to Seaton Village in Toronto...

Pattinase gives us reasons to visit Detroit...

Chuck takes us on a timely visit to Christmas Kentucky...

Jennifer Jilks ponders traditions at Christmas and how they change...

Debra´s Skilled Hands offer the warmth of her Peninsula...


...more to follow... sorry for the delay, I have just arrived in Germany...

...leave a note telling me that you are up and I will add you to the list...

Tschuess,
Sepiru Chris

10 comments:

Cloudia said...

"Being the citizen of a country with fewer citizens than there are dieties in the Hindu pantheon . . ."
Funny stuff, Chris!
Best wishes to YOU, lovely Regina, and that spoiled kitty of yours (who should bounce on over and see the tiger cubs I just posted.)
Aloha, Scribe!

Barbara Martin said...

Love your post and your humour. Enjoy your trip.
Best wishes to you, Regina, and family members left behind, for a Merry Christmas and interesting New Year.

Barbara Martin said...

My MTM post on Seaton Village is up.

Sepiru Chris said...

Dear Cloudia,

The "Kitty" (you try and say that to him... I will try to hold the beast back...) will bounce over when the scribe is back to plug in the computer to check out his little cousin...

Dear Barbara,

Thank you very much, and I have just arrived to update the automatic posting with MTM posts including Seaton Village.

All the best of the Season to everyone.

If I can find the camera, I will take photos of the Weihnachtsmarkt (Traditional Christmas Market) in Bremen´s UNESCO World Heritage Site designated town square...

Tschuess,
Chris

debra said...

I'm glad you've arrived safely, Chris.
Enjoy the beauty of the season. Wishing you happy, healthy, loving and peaceful days.

Junosmom said...

Ah, Germany. You do get around, my friend! When are you coming to Kentucky? Chuck and I will show you the sights. But I guess after seeing HK, the sights would be very mundane indeed.

Enjoy Germany, and should you get to Fritzlar, please tell my relatives (the Matthai's) hello from me and that my Christmas card is on the way. It is a cool town with a well and still has the wall around the town standing.

Merry Christmas!

gigihawaii said...

I lived in Munich for 1-1/2 months and tried to find a job there while studying music. But, the frigid weather discouraged me and I left for New York, returning to Hawaii 5-1/2 years later.

Merry Christmas! Mele Kalikimaka!

Travis Erwin said...

I envy you for your many exotic travels.

Jennifer Jilks said...

Clever, witty post! Nice work.
I laud you for your wandering spirit. I am rather stuck, methinks. I can live vicariously through others!

Glennis said...

I agree Hong Kong really knows how to decorate buildings. I was there at Christmas many years ago and was fascinated by the lighting, mind you I think they have improved since then.
Hope your new year in Germany is going real well.