The 2013 Alberta flood was one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history. Its effect on Calgary was widely reported, but outside the city, the town of High River was also severely affected with flood waters rising over the tops of cars in the downtown area. The entire town of 13,000 was evacuated for days. Continue reading
Things started well with my very first 3D printer, but as time went on, I realized I was ready to upgrade to something with better reliability and capabilities. After careful research, I bought the Wanhao Duplicator i3. It is in the same price category as my first printer, and takes the same plastic filament, allowing me to reuse some of my existing rolls of filament. To make space for new kinds of filament, I did sell 10 of my 18 rolls of filament on Kijiji. Continue reading
My last set of photos from Hong Kong feature the stunning views from the famous Victoria Peak, more commonly known locally as simply The Peak.
For 150 years, Hong Kong was under British administration, as one of the many parts of the former British Empire. In 1997, control of Hong Kong was handed back to mainland China. Continue reading
The town of Stanley on the south of Hong Kong Island offers a change of pace from the busy atmosphere of the denser parts of Hong Kong. It is near the beautiful, but oddly named Repulse Bay, which is anything but repulsive.
Wong Tai Sin Temple is a major tourist attraction in Hong Kong, and a well known shrine. It was constructed only a century ago, in the 1920’s, but it is a protected heritage area now. Continue reading
Hong Kong Island is the southern, dense part of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It contains Central which is the historical, political, and economic centre of Hong Kong. It also contains Causeway Bay, known for its shopping options, and Kennedy Town which is primarily known for the terminus for the tram.