I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

DEC 18, 14 .. KOWLOON YMCA PART I .. EXTERIOR VIEWS ..

This is Part I of a two part post showing the Kowloon YMCA. This post will focus on exterior views.  Part II that follows this post concentrates on the interior of the YMCA.

The YMCA at 41 Salisbury Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui District in Kowloon is ONE OF MY FAVORITE places to stay in the world.

In this Post I'll show you exterior views of the YMCA.

To begin with I am going to show you several photos that I snapped of the YMCA from the upper deck of a Hong Kong city bus.

Using the red bus straight ahead as a point of reference .. the YMCA is to the left of the bus.  You can see the letters YMCA on the building in the below photo.



In the below photo we have moved up Salisbury Road closer to the YMCA on the left below.



Below you really get a good look at the front of the YMCA.





Below are scenes of the YMCA as viewed from the Star Ferry that Patti and I rode on a Victoria harbor cruise. Do all of you see the YMCA below?


Below you can see the harbor view side of the YMCA.



In the below photo .. taken from ground level .. you can see that it is an imposing structure.



In the below view .. the YMCA is the building on your immediate right which you see only partially.




It is a tad difficult to tell .. but the tall building you see to the left below is behind the YMCA.  This is the Peninsula Hotel and I show a photo of its tower as viewed from my Dorm Room five photos below.



A good view of the front of the YMCA.



Below again you can see part of the tower section of the Peninsula Hotel across from and behind the YMCA.




The YMCA Dormitory Rooms in Kowloon do NOT have a phenomenal 'view'.  This being said .. they do have an exterior 'view' of sorts and the windows provide nice sunlight in the dorm rooms during the day.

The below photo looks directly straight-across from my Dorm room at the 'elder' portion of the famous Peninsula Hotel immediately across the street from the YMCA.




 The below photo looks .. more or less .. straight down.



This photo looks up from the Dorm Room at the tower of the Peninsula Hotel across the street.  You can see another view of this tower five photographs above.



And lastly .. this below photo just looks 'down the hallway' of the 9th floor. The Dorm Rooms are all the the left and their views from their windows look at the Peninsula Hotel shown above.  The rooms on the right side of the below photo have partial 'views' of Victoria Harbor and cost a minimum of four times more than a bed in the dorms .. $1,320 HK$ as opposed to $330 HK$ for a bed in the four-bed Dorm rooms.



Below are the 'views' from the rooms on the right side of the above hallway.



Smiles .. Cap

Please continue to scroll down to Part II of this two part post to see interior views of the Kowloon YMCA.

DEC 18, 14 .. KOWLOON YMCA PART II .. INTERIOR VIEWS ..

This is Part II of a two part Post of the Kowloon YMCA.  The exterior views of the YMCA are shown in Part I preceding this post. This post will show you interior views of the YMCA here in Kowloon.

The YMCA at 41 Salisbury Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui District in Kowloon is ONE OF MY FAVORITE places to stay in the world.

Before I start I cannot help but think of my friends from France .. Clement and Patricia and Merlin who met me here in Kowloon several years ago!



Because some of you may not have seen my post titled Part I that is devoted to the exterior views of the YMCA .. here are a few photos of the exterior of the Kowloon YMCA.



Turn to your right in the above photo and you can really see the front of the YMCA.





Now into the Lobby we go.







The Kowloon YMCA is such a phenomenal place! The photo that follows the below photo is taken by turning to your left and looking straight ahead.



In the below photo .. the Lobby photos that I have shown above are to the right of the furniture you see below.



Below is a casual dining room that is off to the left of the above photo.




IT IS CHRISTMAS SEASON IN HONG KONG!

CHRISTMAS IS BIG IN HONG KONG!

CHRISTMAS IS BIG at the YMCA (C is for Christian).

Patti asked me to Post some Christmas scenes in the YMCA lobby.

The Christmas Tree was the first sign of Christmas to arrive in the Lobby.






Then came the ginger bread house and the manger.



A close-up of the bottom of the Christmas Tree.



What would Christmas be without a ginger bread house!





What would Christmas be without a Manger scene!






Now I will take you for a look at the dormitory rooms which Patti and I stayed in during her visit to Hong Kong in November.

The dorm rooms are bright and airy and pleasant.


To your right in the above photo against the wall opposite of the bunk beds is the below desk and writing area.



Now turn around and look back and below you see the entry door into the dorm and your four vertical storage lockers on the left below. You also see the A and the B bunk beds.



A close look at the area immediately inside the room as you enter.



A look at additional storage space underneath the above area inside of the entryway door.



Now we will look inside of the vertical storage lockers you see below marked with a B and an A. There are also C and D storage lockers for their respective bunk beds.



The top (above) and bottom (below) of the vertical storage lockers.



The security 'safe' you see above and below is a nice feature of the dorm rooms!


Now we will look to the right of the below photo at the dorm room. 




Below we step forward and look to our right to see the common area between the four bunk beds.


The common rest room is clean and efficient.




Below is a photo of what the room looks like with me in it!



Now we will walk out of the door of the dorm room ..



We will turn to our right and walk to the end of the hallway you see below ..


When we get to the end of the above hallway we will turn to our left and see the below scene .. the PCCW public pay telephone on the 9th floor of the YMCA.



I cannot possibly estimate how many telephone calls that I have made from this PCCW pay phone over the years that I have stayed at the Kowloon YMCA.




What I CAN tell you is this: 

Looking out of the above window as I am on the telephone is one of my favorite things to enjoy when I am at the Kowloon YMCA. 



To this point in time .. I have spent more nights staying in the Kowloon YMCA that I have spent in any other place in the Hong Kong Metro Area.

Thank You for letting me share this with you!  Smiles .. Cap ..


I really got in over my head with the above two part series of posts.  What to say? I hope that someone reading along here enjoys these two posts.