The Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department hosted the Hong Kong Flower Festival a few days ago at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. More than I was interested in flowers, I was interested in some people watching and taking time off and getting away from campus. Surprisingly, it proved to be quite a treat.

There were some attractions. Hong Kong is hosting the East-Asian 2009 games during December and so there was no way of avoiding  …

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

The kids seemed really into it.

With all due respect to the flowers, the most interesting thing there were the people. Hordes of people, all cramped around tiny flowers with unbelievably expensive photography equipment, taking photos for hours. I’ve never seen such dedication to detail and perfection.

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Queen Victoria was also there making sure all is in order…

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

 

All in all, it was very well done. Some gorgeous flowers beautifully set up, from all over the world.

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

Hong Kong Flower Festival 2009 at Victoria Park

It’s nice to finally live in a city that has world standard events almost all year around. If you’re in HK and have some extra free time, the HK international film festival is running a terrific selection of films starting March 22 for almost a month.



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Looks like fun, Fili. I love flower festivals, and this one looks like it was quite interesting. Great photos!

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