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David

PS 'Gwu lo' is roughly how '古老' sounds in Cantonese. It means 'ancient' or 'old-fashioned'.

New on Gwulo: 2019, week 39

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1931 Draining the dry dock

Dry dock at Royal Naval Dockyard

 

Where: This is the Royal Navy's dry dock, part of their dockyard in Hong Kong. The dry dock still exists, but it is now hidden out of sight.

The Royal Naval Dockyard closed in the late 1950s, then the dry dock was filled in with rubble during 1960. Since then it hasn't been disturbed though, instead it lies underneath the strip of sports pitches that runs north-south down the centre of the PLA's Central Barracks. I wonder if the exercising soldiers know what's beneath their feet?

 

Who: There are plenty of people in this photo, but not sailors as far as I can see, more likely the

New on Gwulo: 2019, week 37

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What to eat & What to read

Gwulo's photos are on display at the Michelin-listed What To Eat restaurant on Wyndham Street.

Photos & books on display

Sample copies of Gwulo's books are also available to read while you're waiting for your tasty Taiwanese food to arrive. Address & details

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Bread, Bricks, and Balls

1920s Deep Water Bay

 

Where: You probably recognise this view, but if you're struggling then imagine a line of cable cars running along the distant hillside at top-left. We're looking out over

New on Gwulo: 2019, week 34

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