Monday, April 03, 2006

Cathedral of banyan trees


How long will it take for a small plant to grow as big as these banyan trees?

I took this photo just before it got completely dark one evening at the King George V Memorial Park. And I love these big old banyan trees and how they form a tranquil corner by lining up on both sides like pillars in a cathedral. If you know the Lord of the Rings you can easily guess which one is my favorite creature in the story :-)

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Comments on "Cathedral of banyan trees"

 

Blogger chillycraps said ... (April 03, 2006 5:07 PM) : 

King George V Memorial Park? Is it the same as King's Park at Tsim Sha Tsui?

The lamp looks so magical!

 

Blogger bob said ... (April 03, 2006 6:26 PM) : 

Lovely shot and very impressive trees.

 

Blogger Kais said ... (April 03, 2006 7:12 PM) : 

that's good light!

 

Blogger Sam said ... (April 03, 2006 7:14 PM) : 

What a BEAUTIFUL picture!!
I want to see this place now myself - it looks like a fairytale.

 

Blogger MRCSTHEKID said ... (April 03, 2006 8:56 PM) : 

How long does it take for a small plant to grow as big as these baanyan trees, that is the question. --- MarcusShakespeare.

 

Blogger Chantal said ... (April 03, 2006 11:34 PM) : 

I like how the lamp makes little sparkling stars....

 

Blogger Amande said ... (April 03, 2006 11:45 PM) : 

I really like the atmosphere of this picture. I am sure I would love that place!

 

Blogger Dustin said ... (April 04, 2006 12:17 AM) : 

Stunning shot Lisi. I really like it. I still can't wait to go to Hong Kong. Do you mind if I link you to my site? I have a few friends who would realli like this page.
Looking forward to the next post,
DUSTIN

 

Blogger luggi said ... (April 04, 2006 12:55 AM) : 

A magical spot, for sure.

 

Blogger menggarang said ... (April 04, 2006 12:58 AM) : 

Fabulous shot.

 

Blogger Grant F said ... (April 04, 2006 1:04 AM) : 

great shot...the trees make you believe you're somewhere in the middle of the countryside. great to have such nice green spaces in the city.

 

Blogger Adam Lee Dalziel said ... (April 04, 2006 1:06 AM) : 

Saw this link at my friends blod - Dustin Hayes - thought I take a visit - great blog - visiting again for sure!


AD

 

Blogger Rodney said ... (April 04, 2006 1:09 AM) : 

Nice photo! I do love the way the trees create natural shade.

 

Blogger Nuno said ... (April 04, 2006 1:37 AM) : 

Wonderful digital moment

 

Blogger Nicola said ... (April 04, 2006 2:46 AM) : 

What a lovely green spot! Are there more places like that in Hong Kong?

 

Blogger chris.h. said ... (April 04, 2006 4:28 AM) : 

what a fantastic shot! Was it windy as the leaves in the foreground(left) are moving?

 

Blogger mea said ... (April 04, 2006 5:47 AM) : 

It makes me think of a modern take on A Midsummer Night's Dream.

 

Blogger Karine said ... (April 04, 2006 6:53 AM) : 

A small park it looks like (unless I'm wrong) but such a beautiful one in the middle of the city. Gorgeous.

 

Blogger Anne said ... (April 04, 2006 9:51 AM) : 

BEAUTIFUL SHOT LISI! The dreamy look compliment the beautiful greenery! Great job!

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (April 04, 2006 11:23 AM) : 

thank you all tree-lovers for your footprints and welcome to new visitors Doogsta, Adam and Nuno...

Siu Hang, the KGV park is in Central/Western district of the island...

Chris, don't remember it being windy then but breezy maybe...it was a cool evening I remember

:-)

 

Blogger midnitebara said ... (April 04, 2006 1:59 PM) : 

such a beautiful place!

 

Blogger hongmedia said ... (April 04, 2006 4:30 PM) : 

Great Images. They show there is more to Hong Kong than shopping!

 

Blogger Vancouver Daily Photo said ... (April 05, 2006 10:49 AM) : 

My first thought was - wish I was there!
You make it seem magical.

 

Blogger Kris said ... (April 05, 2006 4:39 PM) : 

LOTR? er..too many characters to remember :p
..hehe..again, Great shot of wonderful moment !

 

Blogger Brian said ... (April 06, 2006 4:59 AM) : 

This is a very interesting and different picture, the color and detail looks like some hyper real illustration, very nice...
Lucy

 

Anonymous Michael said ... (April 06, 2006 7:27 AM) : 

Love how they've been kept as part of the city. In Vanuatu they are still used as a place of public meeting and are often the centre of civic life - they don't blow away in cyclones

 

Blogger Anna said ... (April 06, 2006 2:41 PM) : 

WHAOUUUHHHH Beautiful !!

 

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