Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 4

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Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 1

Volume 1

Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 2

Volume 2

Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 3

Volume 3


From the back cover

Not your typical photo book!

Revisit old Hong Kong through this book’s collection of rare photos, many of them over 100 years old. Then join David to explore the photos’ details, and so discover their hidden stories: the women who toiled up the Peak’s slopes each day, carrying heavy loads of bricks and coal on their shoulders, buried treasure still waiting to be found, Kowloon’s vanishing hills, and many more.

David runs the award-winning local history website Gwulo, home to over 25,000 photos of old Hong Kong.

  • After three great strolls down memory lane, this fourth volume provides not only a superb telescope into yesteryear, but through David’s commentary, allows the images to jump off the page and really come to life. A must read for anyone who is interested in the storied history of Hong Kong and the people that helped shape it.
    Helen Tinsley, Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong
  • Ever wondered why a photographer took a picture of some building or landscape when it looks so dull? Then you need David Bellis to weave his magic and pull out the photo’s stories of lost times, long-gone people and half-forgotten events. Join David on a fascinating journey that links Hong Kong’s past with its present.
    Patricia O'Sullivan, Author of Women, Crime and the Courts: Hong Kong 1841-1941

More information

The book is a 112-page paperback, with a page size of 152 x 229 mm / 6 x 9 inches.

ISBN: 9789887827634

To take a closer look, please click here to download a PDF sample of photos and stories from the book.

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