We always enjoy the lovely city of Hong Kong and we did this
year as well. However, we were in Hong Kong at a tumultuous
time as protests occurred over the weekend of October 17, 18 and
19. We had no problem at all getting into town using the
Airport Express which is part of the Hong Kong mass transit
system. It took us to Kowloon Station. From there a
shuttle bus took us directly to our hotel on Nathan Road.
The protests on Friday and Saturday were not in Kowloon.
However, on Sunday the main protest march was on Nathan Road; and,
yes, our hotel of choice in Hong Kong is located on Nathan
Road! What we observed when the march began at 1:00P, was
small groups of individuals, families with children and elderly
individuals all walking in solidarity. A few of the
protesters carried US and UK flags. The banned face masks
were being worn by most individuals but there was no one wearing
hard hats in the march. Many did have umbrellas to help
protect their identify. The staff at the hotel advised that
we stay inside which we did. The hotel has two entries and
before dark, but were shuttered with metal doors. No, these
weren't installed as a deterrent to the protesters but exist
because of the typhoons which can hammer Hong Kong. We
enjoyed drinks and dinner in the hotel and heard no noises from
outside. We did watch guests continue to arrive in the main
lobby as the side road (Mody Road) was not used by the protesters.
So this year's photographs consist of some from the protests
as well as our visit to the Museum of Hong Kong. Click on an
image below to begin.