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Tag: cable car

Month of Letters: Day 17

The first postcard today is going to a retirement home in Germany–the person requesting this had specified that any postcards sent should be about the location, thus the vintage postcard with a cable car. The second is actually a birthday postcard going to Canada even though it’s a photograph of the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, because the birthday person in question likes historical facts. The last postcard is heading to Italy and it is for a map tag–I have a bunch of Civil War map postcards and this is pretty much the only way I can give them away to people who would actually like them.

Sightseeing Around Hong Kong

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Ngong Ping Cable Car to Lantau Island

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a wishing tree (Lantau Island)

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a lucky cat in front of a souvenir shop on Lantau Island with the inscription “he who calls the wind and water” (a metaphor for fortune and business)

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one of the twelve heavenly guardians (Lantau Island)

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incense (at Tian Tan)

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the Tian Tan Buddha

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the Tian Tan Buddha, up close

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statues making offerings to the Tian Tan Buddha

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a guard dog at the temple (Tian Tan)

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this one is sleeping on the job (Tian Tan)

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a guardian at Po Lin Monastery

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Tai O, a fishing village on Lantau Island

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houses on stilts with drying fish (Tai O)

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dried fish in the market (Tai O)

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two dragons (Tai O)

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an ancient mooncake mold (Tai O)

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Ladies’ Market in Mong Kok, Kowloon

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the Taoist columbarium at Ching Chung (where I visited my maternal grandfather)

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a worker at the columbarium lighting incense

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lanterns at Wong Tai Sin Temple

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incense (Wong Tai Sin Temple)

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and more lanterns (Wong Tai Sin Temple)

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Good Wish Garden (Wong Tai Sin Temple)

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small shi or guardian lions (Wong Tai Sin Temple)

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worshippers shaking kau cim or fortune sticks in search of a spiritual answer (Wong Tai Sin Temple)