Wow. What a great day to paint. Once again the weather report was so far off you begin to wonder if all the weathermen knew what a great day it was going to be and had called in sick, leaving a gloomy secretary to write a foul weather report. No clouds, dry and so warm I was beginning to get hot in only a t-shirt.
These pieces were done in Lay Yue Mun Village, famous for its vast amount of fresh seafood restaurants. This has got to be the only village of its kind left in Kowloon. It has its own MTR station which make developers very eager to bulldoze the area flat. I’ve included a photo to show how close sky rise apartments have gotten. At this point they share a small public parking lot. On top of that, notice the mountain behind the village has been flattened by years of quarry work. Perhaps Kowloon (9 dragons) should be downgraded to Chuht Bun Loon (7 1/2 dragons). But that’s another story.
I will have to come back and finish painting the interior of the village. The roofs of the houses have long ago interwoven into a long tunnel. You can walk nearly a full kilometer through the village and never see the sky.
Have a great weekend. I’m off to get a big bowl of Shanghai style spicy dumpling soup. ;P