Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 1
Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They
Not your typical photo book! David Bellis, founder of the popular local history website Gwulo, shows you a selection of his favourite photos of old Hong Kong. So far, so familiar. But then he takes you on a deep dive to discover and understand the photos' most minute and revealing details. Plague-ridden rats, flapper hats, and chocolates are just a few of the surprising clues you'll investigate. Finally, David helps you piece the clues together to uncover the photos' hidden stories.
- ASIN: 9887827606
Hong Kong As It Was: Hedda Morrison's Photographs 1946-47
Hong Kong As It Was: Hedda Morrison's Photographs
In September 1946, when the photographer Hedda Morrison reached Hong Kong, it remained little changed from decades earlier. Acclaimed for her images of China taken in the 1930s and 1940s, Hedda Morrison delighted in recording the patterns of everyday life. Now, captivated by Hong Kong and its people, she embraced the colony’s diversity. For six months, cameras in hand, Morrison roamed its districts, streets, coasts and valleys. Within years, much of what Hedda Morrison witnessed in 1946–47 would be swept aside. Yet when she was there Hong Kong life still had its old feel and traditions, with fine colonial precincts, tenement streets, bustling markets, itinerant hawkers, fisherfolk and rice farmers. In this book, Morrison’s telling images are complemented by Edward Stokes' essays portraying the postwar years. Hedda Morrison’s photographs are the work of a masterful, artistic photographer. However, fewer than thirty of this book’s photographs had been published before. It was those images, first sighted in a 1946 government report, that led Edward Stokes to begin searching for Morrison’s original negatives―which later were discovered at the Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University. This is a unique record of a now vanished Hong Kong―the most complete pictorial a...
- Brand: Brand: Hong Kong University Press
- ASIN: 9622099661
Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 2
Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They
David puts more of his favourite old Hong Kong photos under the magnifying glass, revealing the photos' secrets, and uncovering their hidden stories. Flying Italian miners, and the most beautiful woman you'll never see are just two of the surprises in store for you.
- ASIN: 9887827614
Hong Kong in Color
Hong Kong Photo Tour
Hong Kong Photo
What is your first impression towards Hong Kong? Is it only a fantastic city with stunning skyscrapers standing on the land? This book - "Hong Kong Photo Tour 1" will bring you to visit Hong Kong in other aspects. You will definitely be attracted by all stunning scenes of Hong Kong when you read the book. English and Chinese descriptions are all available for each photo in the book. Several pieces of digital artwork about various topics are also included in the book.
- ASIN: 1448699312
Hong Kong: Monocle Travel Guide (The Monocle Travel Guide Series)
Hong Kong: Monocle Travel Guide (The Monocle Travel
The definitive travel guides that make you feel like a local wherever you go. Monoclemagazine covers the world with its network of bureaus (New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, Singapore), its more than 30 dedicated correspondents based from Beirut to Bogota, Sao Paulo to Stolkholm, and its team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. Monocle-the magazine that covers urbanism and the city design like no other-knows about the hidden gems in all the great cities. It also knows where to take an ambassador for breakfast, an on-the-go businessman for a late night cocktail, or where to get an astute concierge at ungodly hours. Its deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has been compiled in the new Monocle Travel Guides. Launching this spring with editions for London and Tokyo, followed by New York and Hong Kong, these beautiful books reveal the Monocle team's favorite places, from the ideal route for an early morning run to the best spots for independent retail. Aimed at people who do not want to be tourists but rather feel like locals when they travel, these are books for those who want to mix the classic with the contemporary, want to get beyond the cliches, and know they can get a feel for a city even if they only have a f...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 3899555767
- UPC: 783324916379
Small God, Big City: Earth God Shrines in Urban Hong Kong
Small God, Big City: Earth God Shrines in
Following the success of Hong Kong Corner Houses (2011), German photographer Michael Wolf continues with his collaboration with Hong Kong University Press to produce Small God, Big City. Michael again uses his creative eye to draw attention to overlooked objects in the visually rich urban environment of Hong Kong. This time, the object is the Earth God shrine, found commonly by the doorways of shops and homes throughout Hong Kong. Through his visually stimulating and thought- provoking photographs, Michael challenges our sensitivity to seemingly familiar everyday things. An interpretative text for the photographs is authored by two familiar names Lee Ho Yin and Lynne DiStefano, who are well-known academics and practitioners of heritage conservation in Hong Kong. The text leads readers to a better understanding of the topic and the meaning behind Michael’s photographs of Earth God shrines in urban Hong Kong. The topic of this book is timely, given the vulnerability of traditional beliefs and practices in an increasingly urbanised Hong Kong. It is hoped that Small God, Big City will provoke deeper thoughts on who we are and what we believe in, in this modern world.
- ASIN: 9888139932
The Photo Book of Hong Kong. Images of architecture, culture, nature, landscapes in Wan chai, Sok Kwu Wan, Por Lo Shan and more. (Photo Books 63)
The Photo Book of Hong Kong. Images of
Image IndexBoats docked on riverBusy port hong kongCity architectureCity of hong kongConnaught road june Docks full of boatsFestival marchFlorentijn hofman rubber duck hong kong Food feastFortress hill mtr stationHarbour boat lifeHong kong airportHong kong containers terminal portHong kong facadeHong kong parkHong kong supermarket in chinatownHong kong tramwaysLady reading on benchLady selling goods on the waterNew year travel to hong kongOcean view of cityPanda configurationPeaceful gardenPor lo shan hong kongRain glass architectureRestaurant in hong kong on temple streetSkyline at nightSkyline city viewSkyscraper city lifeSkyscraper columnsSoho at nightSok kwu wanStairs and flowerpotsStatues attracting touristsStreet cleaner hong kongStreets and buidlingsStunning view of hong kong from skyTiger balm garden june Transportation by riverUrban hunter black kiteWan chai
- ASIN: B00NYWBBDQ
Diamond Hill: Memories of Growing Up in a Hong Kong Squatter Village
Diamond Hill: Memories of Growing Up in a
"Diamond Hill was one of the poorest and most backward of villages in Hong Kong at a time when Hong Kong itself was poor and backward. We moved there in 1956 when I was almost 10. I left when I was 19. Those were the formative years of my life. It’s a time that I remember well and cherish."This memoir of a native son of a Kowloon-side squatter village—the first book ever on Diamond Hill, in either Chinese or English—presents the early days of a life shaped by a now-extinct community. Feng Chi-shun’s sharp recollections of his humble upbringing contain warmth, humor, and an abundance of insights into a low-income Hong Kong neighborhood that no longer exists—but remains close to the hearts of many who lived there. Diamond Hill will invite comparisons with Martin Booth's Golden Boy. If you enjoyed the latter, you will likely find the former similarly absorbing, because the young Feng was, for many a fair-haired visitor, the inaccessible yet intriguing face of an altogether edgier Hong Kong.
- ASIN: 9881774241
Hong Kong Street Photo
Hong Kong x 24 x 365: A Year in the Life of a City
Hong Kong x 24 x 365: A Year
AFTER ... the colonial era ... the return to Chinese sovereignty ... the Asian economic crisis ... the property slump ... SARS ... half a million people marching for democracy on 1 July 2003 ... after ... History with a capital ‘H’, which visited Hong Kong for the 1997 handover, had moved its spotlight somewhere else (to economically burgeoning mainland China, perhaps)... ... and BEFORE ... well, who knows, but certainly before fully democratic elections, ... Hong Kong was left becalmed, with a sense that things were not really moving forward. This in-between phase, without major dramas, where history was only with a small ‘h’, is the subject of this locally orientated micro-historical analysis of one of the world’s great cities―which had so lost self-confidence in this period that it started promoting itself as ‘Asia’s World City’, but which might yet prove to be a city that changes China (and therefore the world). Specifying this time, through a collection of colour photographs taken during a randomly chosen twelve-month period, David Clarke presents a year in the life of the city in which he has lived for the last two decades. An antidote to the tourist picture-postcard view of Hong Kong which is so often propagated to locals and visitors alike, these images ...
- ASIN: 9622098177
Landmark Photo: Hong Kong (China): Popular Travels Collection
Photo Essay: Beauty of Hong Kong: Volume 72 (Travel Photo Essays)
Photo Essay: Beauty of Hong Kong: Volume 72
Enjoy this collection of beautiful photographs of Hong Kong.Ocean Park Hong KongTheme park with rollercoasters & water rides, cable car & marine parkNgong Ping 360Cable-car, retail & entertainment centreLantau IslandLantau Peak & Tian Tan Buddha statueTian Tan Buddha260 steps lead up to this immense Buddha made of bronze, with carved bell, museum and relicsVictoria PeakA mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island, also known as Mount Austin, and The PeakWith an elevation of 552 m, it is the highest mountain in Hong KongPeak TramVictorian-era, funicular railway taking visitors to the highest peak Lamma IslandHung Shing Yeh Beach & indie boutiquesCheung ChauAn island 10 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong Island & nicknamed 'dumbbell island' Hong Kong Wetland ParkLarge wetland reserve with a visitor center featuring educational exhibitsPo Lin MonasteryColorful hillside monastery & 34-m. bronze Tian Tan Buddha statueClock Tower, Hong KongSweeping bay views are offered from this iconic landmark, once the site of Kowloon StationHong Kong Zoological and Botanical GardensZoo & garden with many primatesHong Kong Museum of HistoryLarge museum showcasing the history & culture of Hong KongVictoria Park, Hong KongLarge park with areas for soccer, volleyball, roller skating & basketballRe...
- ASIN: B075KMT7L5
Dead Sleep: A Suspense Thriller (Mississippi Book 3)
Walt Disney's Disneyland
Walt Disney dreamed for decades about opening the ultimate entertainment venue, but it wasn’t until the early 1950s that his handpicked team began to bring his vision to life. Together, artists, architects, and engineers transformed a dusty tract of orange groves about an hour south of Los Angeles into one of the world’s most beloved destinations.Today, there are Disney resorts from Paris to Shanghai, but the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which has been visited by more than 800 million people to-date, remains one of America’s most popular attractions. From the day it opened on July 17, 1955, Disneyland brought history and fairy tales to life, the future into the present, and exciting cultures and galaxies unknown to our imaginations.This bountiful visual history draws on Disney’s vast historical collections, private archives, and the golden age of photojournalism to provide unique access to the concept, development, launch, and enjoyment of this sun-drenched oasis of fun and fantasy. Disneyland documents Walt’s earliest inspirations and ideas; the park’s extraordinary feats of design and engineering; its grand opening; each of its immersive “lands” from Main Street, U.S.A., to Tomorrowland; and the park’s evolution through the six decades since it ...
- ASIN: 3836563487