February 7, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sign. It can be a posted sign, a universal sign, a wonder. Go where the prompt leads.
My trip to Hong Kong and Japan was filled with unexpected experiences. Even though I grew up in Hong Kong, nothing is the same as the place I left it years ago. During our nine-day stay, we were accompanied by family members to go places. I found all these places new to me except remembering some of the street names.
I only include some photos of a few places we visited..
Kowloon Park is the largest park in Hong Kong. I couldn’t believe seeing flamingos there.
We found a huge indoor playground for Autumn to run around.
There are 100+ varieties hanging on 15 trellises. Wisteria flowers begin blooming all at once starting in late April to early May. These lovely lavender-colored flowers are comprised of several bunches and look stunning when dangled from trellises.
The best place to see them is KameidoTenjin Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the god of study. People visit the shrine not only to pray for success in examinations but also to enjoy the Fuji Matsuri (Wisteria Festival).
The shrine is also famous for its drum bridge, a highly arched pedestrian bridge associated with gardens in Japan. The temple grounds are reminiscent of the Edo period with a small lake complete with koi fish, turtles, and ducks lounging under a canopy of wisteria.
Tokyo Sky Tree provides a perfect backdrop for the wisteria flowers The 634 meter high Tokyo Sky Tree looms in the background of the shrine and adds to…
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