Thursday, 8 December 2011

Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) Carnival

It's been an exhausting last few weeks, only just returning from the Philippines last night.  I was thinking of writing a quick post, but I'd rather spend some more time on a thorough report of my adventure with friends to PALAWAN.  So, it's finally time to post a smaller update, one I promised several weeks ago.


The Hong Kong Carnival in LKF!  This year, it took place on the 12th and 13th of November, thanks to my friend Esther, we made it in time.  For the tiny streets of LKF, I have to admit they did very well to organise the event.  It wasn't over-the-top, and proved to be an attraction for all ages, not only the youth (you'll understand what I mean once you browse through the photos.

For more information on the festival, here is a link:

http://www.lankwaifong.com/carnival2011/index.html








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The hats looked cool :)


One of those split-second moments!


Everyone wanted photos with these dancers, even the older folk :P


Something caught his attention...






Some seemed a little lost...


Others made the most of this weekend Carnival



Another photo that I loved from the evening.  His expression was fantastic!


The smallest tricks seemed to please the crowds


This is where it began to get a little funny.  The Brazilian dancers were escorted by quite a number of guards who all locked hands, 'protecting' them from the crowd that had swarmed in a matter seconds




Yep, up the hill we go...




I loved these headbands!


Some even tied balloons their headbands...


Hearing this music in Hong Kong seemed really out of place, but at the same time refreshing!


The crowd went wild!




Another favourite capture of the evening - the hand perfectly over the sign




And now the dancers appeared after 10mins of the gents above, who needed the girls to make their band complete!


Cameras out!









The head pieces were amazing, first time I've seen them up close



Probably the best costume of the three!




It does look heavy right?











Will remember this guy for a long time - he was pretty brave to wear balloons...


These girls kept appearing out of no-where...



There was a whole lane-way set aside for children.  A very smart marketing strategy!


All in all, the festival was a bit awkward as it seemed a little out of place in a city such as Hong Kong, though the locals seemed to love it.  

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