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Martina from Milan

Martina Quondamatteo from Milan, Italy loves the mood and atmosphere of the
back-alleys of Central in the evening.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
31 Oct 2015

Laura's Another Side

British Photographer Laura Simonsen, originally from Lancashire, opens her solo
exhibition 'Another Side of Me' presenting drag artist Simon Lawfull's
transformation into the character and style of a Queen called Cleo Moans.

'I am fascinated by their transformation, their energy, their exaggeration
of expression and dramatic change in identity,' says Laura. The show is
at Voxfire Gallery from 30 Octoer to 1 Novemer, 11 am - 7 pm.

SOHO · Hong Kong | 2015
30 Oct 2015

Gem at Oia

Gem Talabis from Manila, Philippines is having a time of her life at the village
of Oia with a stunning collection of little white houses unrivalled in the
Cyclades, on northern Santorini.

Santorini · Greece | 2015
29 Oct 2015

Today Last Year

Thousands rally at Admiralty Occupy zone in Hong Kong, now dubbed 'Umbrella Square',
at 5:57 pm standing silently for 87 seconds, holding up umbrellas to commemorate
the firing of 87 tear gas canisters at protesters by police a month ago at
the exact time. Similar gathering are also held at Mongkok and Causeway
Bay Occupy zones.

Admiralty · Hong Kong | 2014
28 Oct 2015

Louisa from Lima

Louisa from Lima, Peru loves Hong Kong as it shares the foodie culture of
her country and enjoys the quality food on offer.

In 2000, Peru became the site of the first Cordon Bleu academy in Latin
America. In 2009, Bon Appetit magazine named Lima the 'next great food city'.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
27 Oct 2015


Natalie loves to wander through the back-alleys of Central and Sheung Wan
in Hong Kong, especially Pottinger Street with its granite stone steps
(better known as 'Stone Slabs Street' by locals).

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
26 Oct 2015

Melissa Premiers Burmese Political Art

In advance of Myanmar's historical general elections on 8 November after nearly 50 years
of rule by military junta, curator Melissa Carlson in partnership with Pyay Way of
Nawaday Tharlar Gallery in Yangon showcases over 50 pieces of art by top Burmese
artists reflecting the hope, aspiration and doubts of the emerging democracy.

Don't miss the eye-opening work at 'Burma by Proxy: Art at the Dawn of Democracy'
at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre on 24-26 October. Melissa introduced the
first groundbreaking show of censored Burmese art - 'Banned in Burma:
Painting Under Censorship' in 2014.

Aung San Suu Kyi's legal advisor, Robert San Pe, and 3 other experts on Burmese
politics and society, provide background and context at the opening.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
25 Oct 2015

20% Below The Poverty Line in Hong Kong

The map of Hong Kong Island, made from oatmeal purchased with HK$25.5 (US$3.3),
reflects the reality that many of the almost 20% of the population (and one
in three elderlies) living under #ThePovertyLine as reported in the local
newspapers can only afford oatmeal three times a day or equivalent.

The latest census data in 2011 shows that the city's Gini-coefficient, a measure
of income disparity, of 0.537 in 2011 (up 25% from 1971) is amongst the worst
worldwide and is in the company of Haiti and Honduras.

Hong Kong | 2015
24 Oct 2015


The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval
amphitheatre in Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it is the largest
amphitheatre ever built and is considered one of the greatest works of
architecture and engineering.

Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 72 AD. The Colosseum could
hold an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. It is part of the Historical
Centre of Rome, designated as a UN World Heritage since 1980.

Rome · Italy | 2006
23 Oct 2015


Positano is the most photogenic town of the Amalfi Coast with steeply stacked
houses in peaches, pinks and terracottas plus nearly vertical streets.

The Amalfi Coast of Southern Italy is a UN World Heritage since 1997.

Positano · Italy | 2015
22 Oct 2015

Amalfi Cathedral

The iconic Cattedrale de Sant Andrea commands an imposing sight at the top
of its sweeping flight of stairs, dominating Piazza del Duomo at Amalfi,
Italy. It dates in partfrom the early 10th century.

The Amalfi Coast is a 50 km stretch of coastline on the southern coast of
the Sorrentine Peninsula, Italy. It is a UN World Heritage since 1997.

Amalfi · Italy | 2015
21 Oct 2015

Temple of Hera

The 6th Century Doric Temple of Hera (wife of Zeus) is the site where the
lighting of the Olympic flames takes place since 1936 (Berlin Olympiad)
and signifies the official beginning of the contemporary Olympic Games.

The first official quadrennial Olympic Games was held in 776 BC at
Olympia in honour of Zeus around the first full moon in August.

Olympia · Greece | 2015
20 Oct 2015

Chapel of Santorini

With a white octagonal base and a blue dome top, the chapels on Santorini
offer a unique and stunning architecture to the most pictureque
island of the Cyclades.

Santorini · Greece | 2015
19 Oct 2015


Perched on the steep slope of the caldera, the village of Oia is a
stunning collection of little white houses unrivalled in the
Cyclades, on northern Santorini.

Santorini · Greece | 2015
18 Oct 2015

Rhodes Old Town

The Old Town of Rhodes ia a mesh of Byzantine, Turkish and Latin architecture
enclosed by the city wall and accessible by nine pyles (main gates) and two
rampart-access portals. It is totally car-free and a pleasure to walk the
twisting cobbled alleyways with archway above.

Rhodes · Greece | 2015
17 Oct 2015

Athens Vista

Superb view of the city from the top of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
The Temple of Hephaestus, the best-preserved Doric temple in
Greece and part of the Ancient Agora, is at the foreground.

Athens · Greece | 2015
16 Oct 2015


The Parthenon, meaning 'virgin's apartment' and dedicated to goddess Athena
who embodies the power and prestige of the city, is the largest Doric
temple ever completed in Greece. It dominates the top of the Acropolis,
a World Heritage site since 1987, in Athens, Greece.

Athens · Greece | 2015
15 Oct 2015

Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a colossal ruined temple in the Greek capital Athens
that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. Construction began in 6th
century AD and took 700 years until its completion in 131 AD.

Athens · Greece | 2015
14 Oct 2015

Pittura by Pino Pinelli

'Pittura', Italian for the very act of 'making painting' is the first solo
exhibition of works by Pino Pinelli in Asia, at Pearl Lam Galleries SOHO
which runs until 13 October 2015. The exhibition presents 12 of the
artist’s works, which are unified by a fundamental colour, red,
and a neutral colour, grey.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
13 Oct 2015

Curate No More

Gum Cheng, Hong Kong-based artist and curator, has re-appropriate the power of
the media to further express his own artistic ideas. The current series of
paintings make use of the reports of the artist in mass media re-packaged
as a simplified personal history. This is part of his 'Curate No More'
Exhibition Series at Fringe Club and nine other venue till 14 October.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
12 Oct 2015


One can see beauty in simplicity, texture and pattern. Found in Hong Kong
Park in Central.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
11 Oct 2015

Thousands Defend HKU

About 4,000 students, faculty, alumni and members of 18 professional bodies gather
at Hong Kong University on Friday evening dressed in black to protest as anger
mounts over political interference in universities. Dr Leong Che-hung, Chairman
of the university's council, declined an invitation to explain the reasons for
the recent vote against Johannes Chan Man-mun as pro-vice chancellor.

Pokfulam · Hong Kong | 2015
10 Oct 2015

Golden City

The Still Point - Golden City by Japanese artist Makoto Fujimura is on display
at his solo exhiition 'Fire and Water' at Galerie Huit until October 5.

Sai Ying Pun · Hong Kong | 2015
9 Oct 2015

Preserve Historic Post Boxes

A decision by Hong Kong post office to cover up the British royal insignia on the
city's 59 colonial-era post boxes dating back as far as 1910 has conservationists
up in arms. Heritage groups say the post boxes are an important part of Hong
Kong's history and are waging a campaign to preserve them.

Chaiwan · Hong Kong | 2015
8 Oct 2015

Homage to Legends

Scientist Albert Einstein is one of the ten most influential figures in history
being honoured by Austrian performance group 'Big Names' at IFC Mall until
13 October. Featured figures include fashion giant Coco Chanel, the
godfather of cartoons Walt Disney, automobile innovator Henry Ford
and more using sophisticated costumes and makeup.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
7 Oct 2015

Unprecedented HKU Silent March

An unprecedented silent march in black by over 2,000 faculty, staff and students
of The University of Hong Kong across the campus this afternoon to protest
against an as-yet unexplained decision by the university's governing
council to reject 12-to-8 against appointing former law dean Professor
Johannes Chan Man-mun as pro-vice-chancellor and to defend academic
freedom and autonomy of the University.

Pokfulam · Hong Kong | 2015
6 Oct 2015

My news report and more photos on the front page of International Newswire

Fountain Frolicking

6 year-old Claire from Kansas City is having a great time frolicking at the
fountain of Hong Kong Park in Central.

Central · Hong Kong | 2015
5 Oct 2015

Curved Steps

Steps to Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Carmo at Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
It was built between 1766 and 1772 with a facade by Aleijadinho.

Ouro Preto · Brazil | 2015
4 Oct 2015

Cobbled Stone Path

A gorgeous cobbled stone path of Ouro Preto, a former colonial mining town
in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is designated a World Heritage
site by UNESCO in 1980 for its outstanding Baroque architecture.

Ouro Preto · Brazil | 2015
3 Oct 2015

Black and White

A pair of black and white dolls sits at the window of a shop, converted from
a historic house, in Tiradentes in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
This reflects the primary ethnic composition of the population in Brazil
with African slaves brought in by Portugese colonizers from 1500 AD.

Tiradentes · Brazil | 2015
2 Oct 2015

Charming Tiradentes

Named for Tiradentes' patron saint, the gorgeous Igreja Matriz de Santo Antônio
is one of the last designed by Aleijadinho. It stands majestically among
historic houses, fringed by wildfowers against a backdrop of pretty
blue mountains in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Tiradentes · Brazil | 2015
1 Oct 2015

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