夕陽之前的西區海旁 kennedy praya

2013.12.3 | kennedy praya 堅尼地城海旁

下午五時左右,陽光開始泛橙,走進卑路乍灣公園對面的貨物裝卸區,一片閒適。有媽媽有爺爺帶著小朋友到來散步。也有放狗的。更有一對新人拍婚紗照。冬日乾燥的大氣有種清冽。瞭望屈地街方向的海旁堤路,更為熱鬧。那兒多年青人。一個區內的海濱竟然都有年齡區別,一笑。

愛那遠景,昂船洲連著大橋,華景山莊 – 葵涌大窩山上一扇樓房,像老爺爺安穩寬博環抱大地的大帽山。

about 5pm, sun was not set yet, but it started filling the atmosphere an orange glow. the winter dryness swept away many of the pollutants, allowing a nice and clear view of near and far. wiki said that the word ‘praya’ is a colonial term and it is portuguese. older hong kongers like to use the chinese term literally say “sea skin” to refer a promenade by the waterfront. this “english” term with a colonial flavor seems to be a good match of the chinese term.

it is a public cargo working area along this waterfront of the western district. even though there are signs telling people not to loiter around as it could be busy and dangerous, residents in the neighbor always enjoy strolling along this stretch. parents and grandparents bringing along the dear little children, pet lovers walking their dogs, joggers, bikers and photographers love the area too.

from here, the view is great. the long stretch of reclaimed road is the waterfront by the western wholesale food market. further out is the stonecutters island and stonecutters’ bridge. and the majestic hill at the back is tai mo shan.

kennedy praya

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