Thursday, August 30, 2012

"The Big Boss" 唐山大兄 ...


It was 1971 when I first saw his movie "The Big Boss", 
I remember vividly because at that time 
I was 7 years ago and the cinema 
was just opposite the rented shop houses we lived
...
I still remember back then, 
the cinema entrance fee was 80 cents (US$0.30) 
the local Chinese were so crazy about Bruce Lee, 
I remember the queue to buy the tickets were 
so long and when the tickets were almost sold out, 
people crawled over each other to fight for
the last tickets
...

Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade 尖沙咀海濱花園星光大道 ...

Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade 
香港尖沙咀海濱花園星光大道


19 comments:

Olivier said...

en effet The Boss, superbe statue

Theanne said...

love this shot! nicely captured!

Filip and Kristel said...

I aslo like Bruce Lee movies. My favourite is Enter the Dragon.

Greetings,
Filip

Traveling Hawk said...

Bruce Lee is a symbol for a certain category of movies. Young people like this kind of movies here too. The statue is a good portrait of him.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice artwork. I have see a few of his movies.

Michelle said...

Yes, he was quite the man.

LV said...

Thanks for this interesting post and sight.

UIFPW08 said...

I saw this statue in h.k. very nice

Randy said...

He was one of the best.

Cloudia said...

wonderful shot and memories of a world-loved hero



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Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful shot.
Greetings Irma

Gil Carlos Sintes said...

Guau!!!! Bruce Lee.
Me gusta tu blog y lo seguiré viendo asiduamente.
Felicidades y saludos.

holdingmoments said...

A beautiful statue of a superb athlete.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Nice shot
Beautiful contrast between fighting the old way and the modern city skyline!
Many greetings
Yvonne & Raphael
(Yvonaut is back)

Les fous du cap said...

Merci de nous avoir rendu visite sur "Les Fous du Cap" ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Great statue! Bruce Lee was, and is, the man.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I really like the way you've taken this shot with the muted city backdrop. The legend of Bruce Lee lives on!

MIESFE - 64 said...

Una foto con mucha fuerza
Un abrazo

darlin said...

Wong I remember the Bruce Lee movies, they were phenomenal and I too couldn't wait to see them. I think that I'll revisit them the next time I'm watching movies. This is a beautiful statue of him, great shot of it too.

Yesterday I was at one of the Botanical Gardens here in Ontario and my step-sister mentioned how much she loves the lily pads, I told her that I'd show her some of your photos and how phenomenally you've captured them. Ever since you posted your lily pad photos I don't see one without thinking of you and your amazing shots... you have a natural gift for taking photos, it's such a delight visit your blog and view your photos. I aspire to take photos as good as you do one day.

On that happy note, have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to my return to blogland once I return home to Alberta. I might be away this weekend from computers, I'm not too sure what this weekend holds in store but it's almost guaranteed to be fun!

Cheers.