Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hong Kong Trip: Day 2

I'm behind a day! I know! But that's because we spend all day out and about Hong Kong. When I get back to my sister's flat, I'm too exhausted to blog! After driving a minivan in the U.S. for five years, I'm not used to walking so much.

We are having a fabulous time and it's so much fun to gather information and experiences for my books. On our second day, we went on a walk/hike into the hills behind my sister's flat in the pouring rain. One of things I love most about Hong Kong is the nature and all the paths through the hills. It's warm and humid here, so the rain isn't uncomfortable. But when it rains, it pours! I'm really enjoying the rain, though, because one of the books I'm in the process of writing, set in Hong Kong, has a lot of rain in it. In fact, the rain is so important, it's practically a character. So, as ironic as it seems, the weather couldn't have worked out better!

An abandoned house in a village behind my sister's flat.

The road turned into a river as we walked.

A stream running past a village house.

I spent a lot of time on Day 2 at the Heritage Museum in Shatin. They have a permanent Cantonese opera exhibit there. Like I mentioned in my last post, I'm hoping to write a historical novel about a child adopted by an opera troupe. I took a billion pictures at the museum, but here are a few:

Replica of the Foshan theatre, built in 1658.

Traditional opera dressing table

What a dressing room would have looked like


Costumes

I mentioned that it rained, right?

4 comments:

  1. Hi Amy - I'd have never have thought there'd be room for empty properties .. and I guess the rain could bring problems with slides etc. But as you say you had the opportunity to remember exactly what bucketing rain was like .. love the photos and the opera ones too .. cheers Hilary

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  2. I love warm sheets of rain! I think your next book should be an audio book with all that Chinese opera in it. Really.

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  3. I remember Shatin! (though not for opera...we went to the races there!!)
    I cannot remember any rain during my 3 week stay in HK, but that was January, so maybe a different season?
    Glad you're enjoying your stay, Amy, and researching for your book as well! Productive visit!

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