Thursday, November 01, 2007
Rummaging through a box of old odds and ends at home, I came across a box of slowly decaying slides. In amongst the family outing shots there were a few landscape and street scenes. Taken in the mid-sixties they show a mostly disappeared (I assume, although I've never been back) Hong Kong and its surrounds. The skyline is unrecognisable compared to today. Kai Tak airport is closed and its future still up in the air (up in the air - geddit). The trams (note that's Jardine House on the left of the tram) and ferries are still running. Chungking Mansions is still there, as is the Sha Tin floating restaurant, albeit in a drastically altered form.