|Bauhinia x blakeana - the emblem of Hong Kong|
On my way to Australia, where I arrived this morning, I stopped for two nights in Hong Kong to (principally) see an old school friend, Douglas Fok, for the first time in 31 years. It was a happy reunion, and he very kindly took time to show me all over Hong Kong, from the island to the mountains of the New Territories, as well some very nice restaurants. Most of the sites we visited were of some sort of hortico-botanical interest, with a diversity of plants to see. I hope to post some more details about these later, but I'm having a little difficulty editing photographs as I go, so here is a preliminary selection.
|Hong Kong from the Peak: the urban jungle below contrasting with the natural forest above.|
|Camellia granthamiana, cultivated on the Peak, but a Hong Kong native plant.|
|How to really see Hong Kong - at night (from my hotel window).|