One day we took the underground out of town to an area which I can't remember what it was called, but it was not built up like Central, I thought it more Chinese. We walked along and found some shops and they were all selling beads, hundreds and thousands of different beads and jewellery findings. There were lots of shops, mostly very small and crammed with drawers with beads in, unfortunately I did not need any beads as I have a good stock at home.
We stopped here for a moment to feed the baby and then.....
Ribbon street! yes more tiny shops with reels and reels of every type and every colour and every width of ribbon you could imagine. It was sooooo hard to choose, but I bought some green and grey gross grain ribbons and some Christmas ones.
These are some pictures of the streets and people -it was busy
I noticed in Hong Kong that all shops of the same type are grouped together, not only here on button street, but in other streets and Malls. I noticed this the first day we drove into town and there were lots and lots of picture framing shops in one street, all next door to each other. In the Malls all the make-up shops are next to each other. Strange - at home they tend to spread them out, it is unusual to see two shops selling the same thing right next to each other.
And finally hot and exhausted from so much excitement we popped into
The same the world over, quite reassuring sometimes!