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#1 realarch

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

I was actually kind of surprised to see so many palms in Hong Kong after a visit there last month. In fact most of the landscaped boulevards used palms rather extensively.
It was cold the week we were there with the high temps usually 18c or mid 60's. It felt like San Diego on those cool cloudy days. Anyway, here are a few shots of the city.

Livistona.jpg Livistona2.jpg Livistona3.jpg


Livistona I presume. They were pretty common.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:46 PM

group1.jpg Foxtails.jpg group3.jpg

Lots of Roystonea regia and Wodyetia.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

PhoenixLivistona.jpg Royals.jpg Royals2.jpg

Phoenix, and more Royals.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

Alexanders.jpg group4.jpg group5.jpg

Looked like a group of Archontophoenix alexandrae and some Royals. Some of them looked pretty spindly.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

group6.jpg Hyophorbe.jpg LonelyTrachy.jpg

Livistiona in front of an old colonial bldg. Kowloon park, and it looks like a lone Trachy making a go of it.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

Archos1.jpg Archos2.jpg

Looking down from Victoria peak on the one and only somewhat clear day we had while there. In the first pic, center right, it looked like a naturalized stand of Alexander's. The second is a closer shot.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:06 PM

The buildings were incredible and the city seemed like one big shopping mall. Crowded, vibrant, clean, and very dynamic. Interesting place and definitely worth a visit if you're in that part of the world.

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The building on the left is something like 106 stories and the two residential towers are around 75 stories.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

Now that's my kind of town. Thanks for posting Tim, I haven't been to good ole Honkers since I was a kid. (and that wasnt yesterday)
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

wonderful shots! hope i get to explore HK some day. so far i've only been in the airport :mrlooney:
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

Very exciting to see these photos after hearing you talk about your trip. Quite a city!!
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

Thanks for posting your pictures Tim.
Just like Paul I have only been at the airport.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Tim,

Thanks for posting the photos. Hong Kong is definitely a fascinating city and they must have cleaned it up since I was there many years ago! "Clean" is not how I remember it! :mrlooney: And interesting that it was so cool. The latitude of HK is almost identical to Kauai. They are both at 22 North but Kauai is just slightly further south (I think!).

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

Great pics, Makes me want to visit. Never even thought of Hong Kong as a palm place. Those buildings are huge!
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