“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Peter Waller’s Lost Hong Kong

Posted: September 25th, 2019 | No Comments »

The story of Hong Kong is one of almost constant change. From a sleepy fishing community, Hong Kong has grown into one of the most significant financial and trading centres of the world.

Hong Kong Island has witnessed massive rebuilding over the years, with the result that much of the colonial-era architecture has been swept away and replaced by skyscrapers. Moreover the first high-rise buildings constructed from the late 1950s onwards are now themselves under threat as the constant requirement for more accommodation – both for people and for businesses – continues. Over the years, photographers have recorded the changing face of Hong Kong: its street scenes, buildings and people. This new book – drawing upon images from a wide range of sources, many of which are previously unpublished – is a pictorial tribute to this lost Hong Kong. Once familiar but now long-gone scenes are recorded, offering a tantalising glimpse back at an era which in chronological terms may be relatively recent, but given the rapidity of change, seems like a distant age.

To see more and order – https://www.blacksmithbooks.com/books/lost-hong-kong-a-history-in-pictures/

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