Hong Kong Then and Now Grylls, Vaughan

Hong Kong Then and Now

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DESCRIPTION :

Hong Kong was first captured on camera when the British arrived to lay claim to its 'fragrant harbour' in 1841. Its fascinating history has been documented through photography ever since - from its rapid expansion as a Crown Colony to its handover to China in 1997 and its present status as one of the world's leading international financial centres. Pairing rare and previously unpublished photographs with contemporary views taken from the same location, Hong Kong Then and Now highlights the rich and varied history of this constantly evolving metropolis, from Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Club and the Star Ferry to Kowloon Walled CIty, Chek Lap Kok Airport and the gleaming skyscrapers of its central banking district.

Sites include: Victoria Harbour, the Peak, the Star Ferry Pier, Man Ho Temple, Ladder Street, Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong Club, Prince's Building, HSBC, Noonday Gun, Happy Valley Racecourse, Tiger Balm Garden, Peninsula Hotel, Kai Tak Airport, Kowloon Walled City, Shenzhen, Repulse Bay, Chek Lap Kok Airport, St. Paul's (Macau).



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781910904084
BY (AUTHOR) Grylls, Vaughan
PUBLISHER : Pavilion Books PUBLICATION DATE : June 23, 2016
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Pavilion Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 244 mm x 279 mm
WEIGHT : 970 g
SERIES : Then and Now

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
The Arts
DESCRIPTION : Hong Kong was first captured on camera when the British arrived to lay claim to its 'fragrant harbour' in 1841. Its fascinating history has been documented through photography ever since - from its rapid expansion as a Crown Colony to its handover to China in 1997 and its present status as one of the world's leading international financial centres. Pairing rare and previously unpublished photographs with contemporary views taken from the same location, Hong Kong Then and Now highlights the rich and varied history of this constantly evolving metropolis, from Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Club and the Star Ferry to Kowloon Walled CIty, Chek Lap Kok Airport and the gleaming skyscrapers of its central banking district. Sites include: Victoria Harbour, the Peak, the Star Ferry Pier, Man Ho Temple, Ladder Street, Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong Club, Prince's Building, HSBC, Noonday Gun, Happy Valley Racecourse, Tiger Balm Garden, Peninsula Hotel, Kai Tak Airport, Kowloon Walled City, Shenzhen, Repulse Bay, Chek Lap Kok Airport, St. Paul's (Macau). PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781910904084 BY (AUTHOR) Grylls, Vaughan PUBLISHER : Pavilion Books PUBLICATION DATE : June 23, 2016 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Pavilion Books LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Hardback DIMENSION : 244 mm x 279 mm WEIGHT : 970 g SERIES : Then and Now PRODUCT CATEGORY : History & Archaeology Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure The Arts