Streets of Hong Kong Premium Private Tours--Dispatch #0013: HONG KONG'S FLAME OF THE FOREST TREES

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HONG KONG HISTORY MUSEUM FLAME OF THE FOREST TREE (All Rights Reserved, WilliamBanzai7, 2018)

Delonix regia, the flame tree, is a species of flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the name royal poinciana or flamboyant. It is also one of several trees known as "flame tree". [Source: Wikipedia]

Among the great early summer joys in Hong Kong is the sight of magnificent flame of the forest trees coming into flower along Hong Kong's roadsides. Throughout May and June, this spectacular, showy tree becomes immediately recognisable for the vivid red blossoms covering its spreading canopy.

Hong Kong Island’s southern coast has numerous mature specimens in surviving old gardens, especially around Deep Water Bay, Repulse Bay and Stanley. For decades, the Repulse Bay Hotel was internationally famed for its flame of the forest trees, which featured prominently on postcards and the hotel’s own advertising material. [Source: Jason Wordie SCMP]

Photographically, these magnificent brightly colored trees provide a wonderful visual enhancement whenever in image proximity.

To view more of my images of Hong Kong and Macau, please visit my Flickr Stream or visit me on Instagram: @williambanzai7.

Hope to see you soon on the Streets of Hong Kong or Macau!

WB7

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Flame of Forest Trees at Old Repulse Bay Hotel

 To Kwa Wan's Flame of the Forest (All Rights Reserved, William Banzai7 2018)

To Kwa Wan's Flame of the Forest (All Rights Reserved, William Banzai7 2018)

 Yuen Po Bird Garden Flame of the Forest (All Rights Reserved, William Banzai7 2018)

Yuen Po Bird Garden Flame of the Forest (All Rights Reserved, William Banzai7 2018)

 Flame of the Forest Close Up (All Rights Reserved, William Banzai7 2018)

Flame of the Forest Close Up (All Rights Reserved, William Banzai7 2018)


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I am an American of Asian descent from NYC who has spent many years living and working throughout Asia, most recently based from a very old Chinese neighborhood called To Kwa Wan in Old Kowloon for 15 years. I am also a retired international lawyer with strong Asian roots and I have reinvented myself as a professional artist, photographer and street savvy Hong Kong premium tour guide.

I specialize in premium private walking tours with an emphasis on street culture, local history and, for those so inclined, all levels of photography. My private tours are personalized to match your unique interests. Inasmuch as I am a professional photographer, all of the points of interest covered in my repertoire have a very strong visual appeal coupled with a well informed narrative adding dimension and context to your images.

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