This week my French friends after two days own exploration, I went with them to the tourist spots, up to the hill and down to the sea.......
Heading to Central Pier 5 for Cheung Chau (長洲) by tram ride
Arriving noon in a gloomy day but no harm to our mood.
Where shall we go first?
Down an alley to see local life.......
"Peace Bun", respectful food is typical on the island.
Visit to the Pak Tai Temple (北帝廟) built in 1783
Architecture and structure are worth for a visit
Do as the Romans do, to pray for blessing.
Their two sticks of fortune telling are so good and positive.
Believe it or not, two days after the draw, while we were in Yuen Long at a cross road, a car crashed on the spot where we're just a minute before. We're lucky to escape the accident, otherwise can't imagine the consequence!
We walked up a hill
"How many steps to climb?"
Aerial view of the island from the hill top
Down in the bay are fishing boats
Dinner by the seashore
After Cheung Chau, next day a ride to Stanley where I've a tiny studio
Some little displays in my studio
They're curious about my ceramic and nuno felt dolls
I got inspired by Brigitte's Provence living. The wall painted lavender and grapevine
The ceramic plate and mugs painted poppies
"Am I good on this nuno felt dress?"
Visit to the grand Tin Hau temple
Prayed the blessing for her friends
After Stanley, next to Repulse Bay
Water, wave, sand..... all Helene loves.....
Final spot to Aberdeen. Sampans in the busy waterway are famous scene but not quite impressive to them as already been to a few fishing villages or bays.
Statue of fishman
A view to the splendid decoration of the floating restaurant.
Back to town a reciprocal dinner by our French guests
Final heritage walk to a village in Ping Shan, Yuen Long (元朗屏山)
The Tang Ancestral Hall (鄧氏宗祠) constructed in 1273 is the Tang clan Ancestral Hall.
The Tang clansmen held a high-ranking position in the Imperial government .
The typical local stall
Happy shopping in a social corporation
After almost 12 days sight seeing, cultural and scenic walks, I wanted them to have a fun and relax day in my house. I offered my friends a basic natural print experiment.
With assorted leaves laid on silk scarfs and boiled for 2 hours........
Here came the bold, strong and sharp prints
Leaves used are only rose and euc. Outcome with shades that makes the scarfs bright.
Holiday ended with colorful wraps. Are you happy gals?
"Capture the nice footprints ........."
"Leave my heart here...... "
We gals have crossed our paths in France years ago, just hope we'll touch base again somewhere sometime.......
Thanks for Brigitte and Helene's visit. They brought us loads laughs and fun.
Seeing them off for airport I smiled with tear drops......
So long, au revoir...... safe journey home.