Submitted by David on Tue, 2013-12-31 21:00
We're spoilt for choice at the moment, with four different exhibitions underway. (If you're reading this from outside Hong Kong, I've added some other ways to see these photos at the bottom of the page.)
This is the last message for 2013, so before we look at those exhibitions, let me wish you a very happy and healthy new year.
1. John Thomson's photos at the Maritime Museum
They have over eighty of Thomson's photos of Hong Kong and China on display, all taken within a year or two of 1870. The photos have been blown up so there is lots of detail to see. Here's a view of the Praya, with the hills looking very barren and imposing in the background:
Entrance to the exhibition is included in the price of the ticket to the museum, so allow enough time to visit both.
The exhibition <Read more ...>
Submitted by David on Sun, 2013-12-22 18:00
We've got several old Hong Kong Christmas cards in the photo galleries. Here's the oldest, from the early 1900s:
The setting is a familiar scene for a Christmas card, but it was likely a new experience for the children. The card is titled <Read more ...>
Submitted by David on Sun, 2013-12-15 21:00