Archive for: MAY 15, 2009

15.05.2009
14:50

Yesterday we arrived in Hong Kong. Our most amazing experience after Delhi, but actually after all the other cities we had visited so far, was the smooth and perfect ride into the city. From the moment we left the airplane to the moment we arrived in our hotel room, probably none of us never experienced such a well organised system of connecting transport media. In no time we arrived in the middle of this exciting city, and after another second (so it felt after Delhi) we were standing in the 30th floor of the hotel, in amazement of the view, speechless. Needless to say, this city feels cool after Delhi.

view of hotel room

view of hotel room

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After a good rest, we went out to see the installation and opening of Michael Youngs at the Pawn, a beautiful piece of industrial art, as he would put it. A wonderful precise extrusion piece of aluminum, with two perfectly controlled bents, one element growing exuberantly.

installation of Michael Young, at the pawn

the Link installation of Michael Young, at the Pawn in Hong Kong

Michael enjoying the evening

Michael enjoying the evening

I will write more about our first day at the studio of Michael’s later, which was fun and interesting, but need some time to reflect and even more time to be able to converse my thoughts on this city, where you can walk through markets full of wonderful things, smell the intensive smell of the chinese medicine and have a dense financial high riser world at the same time. First impression: I love it. The combination of a highly organized system with a distinctive culture is fascinating. International, local, European, Asian, Chinese.

entrance to the Luen Wai Commercial Building

entrance to the Luen Wai Commercial Building

entering the building

entering the building, where Michael Youngs studio is located

And yes, this is the entrance to Michael Youngs studio in Sheung Wan. There is a surprise, when you reach the 11th floor!