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Jardine House, Central District, Hong Kong, November 2018

This 52-storey building was the tallest building in Hong Kong, in fact the first true skyscraper, when it was built in 1973.  It has since been dwarfed by many, but still stands out clearly, partly because of an agreement made with the government to limit the height of any buildings to its north i.e. between it and the harbour.

It’s porthole-inspired design has earned it an easily remembered nickname: “House of a Thousand Arseholes”


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Thanks to everyone who joined in for our puzzling week. A big thank you to Tom who puzzled us all with something entirely unpuzzling; to Elaine for a beautiful shot of a real puzzle; to Yvette for a book full of puzzling questions that will challenge your brain (plus some lovely art to calm it down); and to Brian who should be proud of koalifications..

If you didn’t have chance to check them out, the links are below.


Brian at Bushboy’s World
David Meredith’s Photo Blog
Eklastic at Pictures Imperfect
Elaine at I Used to be Indecisive

Geriatri’x’ Fotogallery
Heart to Heart

Jackie at JunkBoat Travels
Janet at Sustanabilitea
Jason at Proscenium
Just Snaps
Little Pieces of Me
Maria at Kamerapromenader

Nicole at Une photo, un poème
Pictures without Film

Sandy at Out of My Write Mind
The Blog of Hammad Rais
Tom at Beyond the Sphere 
Yvette at Priorhouse Blog

Next week’s theme will be row – I’ll leave you to decide whether that rhymes with toe or with bough (you can’t say the English language is boring or predictable!).

Other forthcoming themes are listed here, and to see previous weeks of this challenge, click here




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 17 March 2019

Posted as part of  One Word Sunday

69 replies »

  1. Wow 1973 – a year after I got married! The nickname “works” in English, but I wonder if it does in Mandarin:) Telling that it was in Hong Kong, and not at the mainland:) Great find Debbie, and thank you so much for showing the tree moving with the wind for All Seasons! I see that often here – very noisy when the leaves are on the trees! Have a lovely week:)

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