Sunday, October 01, 2006

HK taxi

650Working in a hectic city makes taxi my friend, especially when I have to work late, am tired and dying to go home ASAP. There is nothing more comforting than seeing a long line of taxi lights and "For Hire" flags when I step out of the office building; you know, it's quite like seeing some knights in shining armour signalling "I'm available" to me :p.
links: another shot, wiki page on HK taxi

See taxis in other DP cities today:
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Porto -Albuquerque -London -Seattle, WA (USA) [Kim] -Edinburgh -Stayton, OR -Greenville, SC -Budapest -Antigua Guatemala -Alexandria, VA -Manila -Twin Cities -Szentes -Paris -Portsmouth -Ryde -Sydney -Oulu -Singapore [keropok] -Santiago -Melbourne, Aust -Dubai UAE -Bandung (Indonesia) -Copenhagen -Sequim -Singapore -Tenerife -Sharon, CT -Tuzla, B&H -Jakarta (Indonesia) -Rotterdam -Brussels -Stavanger (Norway) -Aliso Viejo, CA -Oshawa, ON, Canada -Vantaa, Finland -Trier (Germany) -ewcastle upon Tyne -Hong Kong -Shang Hai -Brussels -San Diego, CA (USA) -Sydney (Nathalie) -

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Comments on "HK taxi"

 

Anonymous Rudy Girón said ... (October 01, 2006 11:01 AM) : 

Awesome! I like the black and white treatment and the repetition of the taxi signs.

 

Blogger Edulabbe said ... (October 01, 2006 11:11 AM) : 

Nice picture, interesting perspective.
Just one question? Why Taxi signs say "Taxi" and not its translation to chinese? I read in wikipedia that your official languages are chinese and english. Is that the reason?

Greetings from Chile

 

Blogger Ryan of OC Photos said ... (October 01, 2006 11:58 AM) : 

Great photo and perfect use of B & W.

 

Anonymous min said ... (October 01, 2006 1:39 PM) : 

not all countries display chinese, singapore is one of them...i guess its because of the common language used in the country...
btw, do they have extra charges in HKG, when you hire the taxi late in the night or during peak hours?singapore do have these charges & hence, i seldom take taxi...LOL =D

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 01, 2006 2:18 PM) : 

Superbe photo (j'aime beaucoup que tu es garde cette couleur rouge sur le 1er Taxi).
Comme eddulabbe je m'interroge sur le fait que se soit marquer 'Taxi' ? (dans un sens c'est mieux pour le touriste ;o)) )

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (October 01, 2006 2:28 PM) : 

Edulabbe and Olivier: it's actually bi-lingual in Chinese and English, as shown in this photo

 

Blogger Lavender Lady said ... (October 01, 2006 3:24 PM) : 

The black and white photo is perfect...but on my screen there is a small red sign in the middle of the last taxi's window. How did you do that?

 

Blogger bob said ... (October 01, 2006 4:57 PM) : 

Nice shot lisi.

 

Blogger Ham said ... (October 01, 2006 5:00 PM) : 

Excellent shot, lisi. I love the composition and the moodiness.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 01, 2006 5:47 PM) : 

:P
just now i saw the movie: Star Wars:Eposode 1. So,as looked at this black and white photo... I thought of the machine wars... :D ur..maybe taxis wars.
nice shot, lisi!!
...jing

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 01, 2006 5:57 PM) : 

hahah..good one, Lisi! did u choose the white night?

Good photo!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 01, 2006 5:58 PM) : 

er..i meant "knight"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 01, 2006 8:39 PM) : 

For Hire. That's the most important thing to see!

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (October 01, 2006 8:54 PM) : 

great shot lisi, this one is the most atmospheric photo i have seen today.

 

Blogger kaa said ... (October 02, 2006 1:50 AM) : 

great shot! yup it is important to see the for hire sign.

 

Blogger Carlos said ... (October 02, 2006 3:13 AM) : 

Fantastic choice, lisi, taking them from above in perspective.

 

Blogger Irredento Urbanita said ... (October 02, 2006 4:13 AM) : 

"knights in shining armour", you did I remember the song Glory of Love, Peter Cetera, and the film Karate kid.

Greetings from Perú

 

Blogger Kim said ... (October 02, 2006 8:46 AM) : 

Very nice shot, Lisi! Love the B&W. What is that small red glowing sphere-like thing in the foreground?
Wishing you non-hectic days this week!
-Kim

 

Blogger Denton said ... (October 02, 2006 10:04 AM) : 

Very stylish shot. I like it and your story. The red "for hire" is a nice touch.

 

Blogger santy said ... (October 02, 2006 10:50 AM) : 

a superb shot as always, lisi! I too feel the same way with 'for hire taxis'!!

 

Blogger Invader Stu said ... (October 02, 2006 4:33 PM) : 

I like the way some of your photos have been black and white with a little bit of color lately.

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (October 02, 2006 5:43 PM) : 

Lavendar lady, I have sent you an email about the free Picasa software...

Kim, the red round thing is a flag/light which says "For Hire", another signal that the taxi is available in addition to the light on the roof.

Thank you all for the footprints...I should say this photo is one of my personal favorites because it is closely related to my life in HK :-)

 

Anonymous michelle said ... (October 03, 2006 6:01 AM) : 

Excellent shot, Lisi, i love this photo!!
Well taxi taxi in Hk, reasonally priced and the most important: often available!! Indeed its a real comfort... as i would say that 'a long line of taxis lighting "For Hire" waiting like knights' is not always the case in many cities!

 

Blogger Felicia said ... (October 04, 2006 1:21 AM) : 

Great shot Lisi. Tho, I can see why, it is funny to compare an available taxi to a knight in shining armour!

 

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