Let's take a break from delicious food for now.
We went back to David Chan's vintage camera shop in Tsim Sha Tsui as it was closed when we first went there on Sunday. This is the shop that probably has the most comprehensive vintage Leica collection in Hong Kong. It was not an easy find, read in some forums that it was at the ground floor of Kimberly Hotel, which turned out to be quite inaccurate. The shop is in this building call Champagne Court that's beside Kimberly Hotel and the new Mira Hotel.
The shop definitely has a good collection of Leica, on top of that, they also carry quite a fair bit of Rollei, Rolleiflex, Nikon and Canon. I actually spent most of time outside the shop admiring all the gear on display. There were no customer in the shop at that time and I did find the people in the shopping looking a little intimidating. Anyway, prices are not exactly competitive. I get a sense that they are probably priced at 2-3 times more than what I'm paying on eBay.
For second half of the day, we headed off to Stanley Market. Nice refreshing change and I'm just glad to venture out to somewhere new that I have not been before in Hong Kong after so many trips there. We took an express bus from IFC (about 30 mins), it was an enjoyable bus ride as it took the windy scenic route up Repulse Bay.
The Stanley Market itself is no big deal, targeting tourist who are dumb enough to pay premium for junks. But the area surrounding the market is nice. A good view of the bay, some cute old buildings, small lanes … The main street along the bay actually reminded me of the streets along Miami Beach.
As it was Mid Autumn Festival (中秋), and it being our last night in Hong Kong, we stayed out a little later and headed out to Victoria Park in Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣) after having dinner at Crystal Jade in WTC. There was a Mid Autumn Festival Carnival with some lantern display, performances and fortune telling. Veve was initially really excited about playing with her new Stitch character lantern, but strange enough, the minute we got there, for some reason she got really disturbed and insisted on being carried the entire time. She was crying a bit, held me really tight and was complaining about some shadow *spooky*. Not sure if she saw "something" or she was just being tired after a long day. In the end, we probably stayed there max an hour before we headed back to W.