Street Colours at Mong Kok

Another day on the streets of Mong Kok.

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It’s different every time.

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I’m pretty sure the above weren’t here the other day.

This is the work of bricolage – the art of making do.

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The details change.

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But the task of reading and understanding goes on.

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What Hong Kong wants is not very hard to understand.

Umbrellas, society and home – who doesn’t want those?

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Perhaps the barricades could be a bridge some day.

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There’re mobile libraries here.

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A community serving a community.

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We’ve to learn to read.

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There’s a willingness to do the work of waiting.

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Cheeky umbrellas.

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The minions are still waiting with good humour.

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The umbrellas descend.

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Mong Kok has a new look these days.

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Again, humour.

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Waiting.

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Some more humour. True democracy is a fortress.

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There’s a message here to be deciphered.

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Safety.

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There’s healing waiting to be done.

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The police love Hong Kong too.

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If there is no love, respect and peace, there’s no Hong Kong.

What else can we do, except to pray for wisdom on all sides.

 

Camera: Canon 600D

Legacy Lens: Meyer Optik Gorlitz Oreston 50mm f/1.8

 

 

Mong Kok: Colourful Preoccupations

Mong Kok has become colourful and purposeful.

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Something is waiting to happen.

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The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind…

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Waiting.

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Intentions.

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It’s all on the wall.

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The barricades.

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Even the minions are here, patiently manning the barricades.

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We’re all tourists here.

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The lion wants true universal suffrage.

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The people are here to stay.

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Resting.

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Reading.

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The umbrellas were indeed open at 6p.m., 28th October, to remember the teargas used by the police on the protesters a month ago.

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It says “Stop unethical policing”, not “stop policing”.

There is still a need for law and order.

 

Camera: Canon 600D

Legacy Lens: Meyer Optik Gorlitz Lydith 30mm f/3.5