Hong Kong Lucida

A Thinking Street Photography Blog

Mong Kok at Night

This is what night looks like in Mong Kok.

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Needless to say, there’re many people here who’re simply walking about, looking at the exhibits.

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They’re fascinating.

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I’ve come to think of this place as a temporary museum of sorts.

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There’s no shortage of onlookers.

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And it sets us thinking.

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About what it would take before people take to the streets.

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People are waiting.

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People are reading.

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People are living a life.

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Elegance is an attitude.

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Ever ready attitude.

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Rough translation: No one knows when we’ll arrive at the destination of democracy, or even if there will be such a day; but today, if we’re able to take a step, we’ll take that step.

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A beautiful umbrella – one of many.

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There’re always reminders of how this might end.

Thanks for reading!


Camera: Canon 600D

Legacy Lens: Vivitar 24mm f 2.8








5 comments on “Mong Kok at Night

  1. philosophoenix
    November 9, 2014

    Reblogged this on Being Southern Somewhere Else and commented:
    A beautiful photographic walk into the Umbrella Revolution, the student movement for democracy in Hong Kong.

  2. philosophoenix
    November 9, 2014

    I found this oddly touching–a view of peaceful protest that brought me peace with a touch of pensiveness. It has given me much food for thought. Thank you so much for posting your work.

  3. janicewasabi
    November 12, 2014

    finally seeing myself… in some of those helmets! here’s mine. maybe next time i can draw you one 🙂 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12069297/pics/IMG_0773.JPG
    yep, art keeps us sane in-sane, combating insanity (literally) in those nights of chaos in mongkok… jesus, not ‘romantic’ at all!

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