I returned from a trip to Hong Kong a week or so ago, and naturally people asked me how it was.
My answer: Intense!
I went to Hong Kong to do workshops on The Art of Balance and Cultivating Creativity with participants in the 2018 Asia Yoga Conference. I came back with vivid mental – and literal – snapshots of this fascinating city. And I also now have sense of family connection with the amazing collection of people that the yoga conference organizers have created.
This post is a brief excursion to that place and some of the people I encountered there.
With my next post, I’ll be back to business as usual, hopefully with a first installment of a new book inspired by the response to one of the workshops I did in Hong Kong. I’m tentatively calling it Cultivating Creativity: A User’s Manual for Liberating Your Imagination from the Bondage of the Mundane.
First, a few shots to show how the conference used my Flower Mandalas.
Now, a bit of Hong Kong.
It was raining and hot every day I was in Hong Kong except for the last one, but I still managed to see a few things and to take 512 photos.
I was immediately struck by the architecture, and especially by the patterns incorporated into the buildings and their reflections of and in adjacent buildings.
Then there were the street scenes from the ubiquitous foot bridges that pedestrians use to cross the street and stay out of the rain (and smoke cigarettes, hand out pamphlets, etc.). And the skyline scenes in the harbor separating Hong Kong from Kowloon:
When I lived in New York City long ago, I was tuned into people shots. I’ve gotten away from street photography, but a bit of that way of seeing started to return in Hong Kong.
On my last day in Hong Kong, the sky cleared and I took the cable car up to the Big Buddha near Lantau Island. I’ll end this brief tour of Hong Kong with some images from that trip.
At the end of The Terminator movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger famously intones, “I’ll be back.” I understand the sentiment. Now that I finally have a toe in the waters of Asia, I’ll be back!
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Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas
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