Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Show and tell on mini van


How much can I tell you about HK from this photo?
This is a 16-seat public mini van...we use electronic stored value card for fare payment (the dark grey device)...they take cash too, of course (the beige box with green label)...the LED is a speedometer...if the driver speeds, we can call 9277 7643 to report...it was 5:12 pm when I took this photo...it was sunny yesterday...and obviously it was not easy for me to get a properly leveled shot on a mini van... :-)

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Comments on "Show and tell on mini van"

 

Blogger Nicola said ... (March 29, 2006 6:21 PM) : 

Cool photo! Interesting idea with the speedometer!

 

Blogger bob said ... (March 29, 2006 6:30 PM) : 

... and they drive on the right!

 

Blogger Karine said ... (March 29, 2006 6:54 PM) : 

I love those unexpected, "uncentered" shots ;) HK is much more advanced than western countries! I love that, and I would love to come visit your city soon :))

 

Blogger Amande said ... (March 29, 2006 7:23 PM) : 

Very interesting shot! I learn a lot through your eyes!

 

Blogger chillycraps said ... (March 29, 2006 8:46 PM) : 

haha the speedometer adds fright to the passengers than reassurance, especially when the van speeds on highway. Some of the vans have TV installed, so passengers won't be bored during long rides. There is another darker side to the trade as most services are controlled by triad and secret societies...

oopz why did I snatch the microphone from Lisi?

 

Blogger Kris said ... (March 29, 2006 9:31 PM) : 

hmmm..the mini van , is it the same with those we see on HK series ? ...where the passenger shout "yao lok" (spelling?)

 

Blogger Andreea said ... (March 29, 2006 10:13 PM) : 

i love how something so mundane, can be of so much interest to the world - just because it is so different!
keep bringing shots like this :)

 

Blogger Cynthia! said ... (March 29, 2006 10:22 PM) : 

wow cool!! how many people fit in there it sure looks small! Great colorful shot by the way!

 

Blogger Ggraph said ... (March 30, 2006 6:35 AM) : 

Lisi,
Intersting van. What's the cost to ride, is it a flat fee or is it based on distance traveled? I really liked the photo outside the temple, nothing like it here.
Thanks for the encouragement you left me on my blog.

Regards,
Mark

 

Blogger Denton said ... (March 30, 2006 11:39 AM) : 

It was good that your took the photo when the speedometer was 0. Good idea and great explanation.

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (March 30, 2006 5:30 PM) : 

It would be really fun if you guys come to HK, don't, however, come in summer...

Siu Hang, that's a big dramatic, don't you think?

Fotoaddict, you got it...that's the one...learning a lot thru' TV, huh?

GGraph, it's mostly fixed rate...

Thanks everyone!

 

Blogger Kris said ... (March 31, 2006 2:20 PM) : 

Oh..grew up with TVB series ..hehe *missing it now ;)

 

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