I was feeling pretty lazy today and decided to go for a long walk. I left from Big Wave Bay and followed the Hong Kong Trail over to the Chai Wan Cemetery. After a snack and some rest while looking over the city, I turned back and came down the trail that heads past the Cape Collinson Correctional Facility. And wouldn’t you know it: they have a marching band. I spent a good ten minutes watching the band march from one end of a basketball court to the other. The music faded in and out depending on the wind direction, but the drums came through pretty good. I’ve always said that if I get sent to prison, I want to go here. CCCF has the best view in Hong Kong, great location surrounded by park land, tennis and basketball, and apparently a marching band. I shot a brief video and it picked up the audio fairly well (turn up the volume to hear it), but the band is too small to see. But I think you’ll get the idea.
In the end I made it back around to BWB, got an ice cream and took a long rest on the beach and watched the waves come in. And just before I left for home I did this quick sketch/ink wash of tower #2 on a piece of handmade paper I’ve been carrying around. It was done just as the sun was going down behind the mountain, giving the tower and hillside a high contrast moment before everything fell into shadows – I say left for home. What I mean is I walked down the sidewalk to my house 5 minutes away to eat my birthday cake. Now you know why I’m being lazy today. 😉