Hong Kong

Photography by Eric Scott and Marcy Milks

We only spent four days in Hong Kong. We found it to be like many large cosmopolitan cities. Some of the highlights were afternoon tea at the Peninsula Hotel, which is Hong Kong’s oldest hotel, and a trip to the nearby Po Lin Monastery to see the Tin Tan Buddha. I think the most memorable site though, was while walking to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, we came across a black cobra eating a frog on the sidewalk.

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Beijing, China

Photography by Eric Scott and Marcy Milks

Nothing could have prepared me for the scale of Beijing. I feel that usually I can get a fairly good scope of a city I am going to visit by looking at a map. We would pick a destination that we though would be a 15 minute walk and end up trekking for an hour. This wasn’t helped by the Chinese industrious proclivity for wall building.

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New Zealand

Photograph by Eric Scott

New Zealand was one of the more bizarre experiences of our lives. Marcy and I moved to Wellington, which is the most Southern city on the North island, as well as the capitol, in January of 2009. We had made a reconnaissance trip a few months earlier in November of 2008, and Marcy was able to secure a job, so with the financial unpleasantness looming at the time in the states, we decided to pack up an head for greener pastures. Over the following two years we discovered that the pastures weren’t that much greener and challenged many of our conceived notions about life and ourselves.

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FiveSevenOne is on the Move Again

Photograph by Marcy Milks

FiveSevenOne will be shifting our home base in less than a month to beautiful Nice, France and then shortly after to Paris. Yes we are leaving the peacefulness of New Zealand behind to jump into the hustle and bustle of city life once more. Here are some parting shots of one of our favorite spots on the North Island.

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New York, NY

Photography by Eric Scott and Marcy Milks

New York is a place where every aspect of a developed culture has been carried to excess, and what is left now is the aftermath. It is a place where 90% of the people you meet are atrocious self-promoters, a true stage for the talented and tragically ambitious. We spent seven years in NY, and now that we have moved to the other side of the world I think it is fitting to make a post about this great city.

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