Thursday, 23 July 2015

Scenery of Old Hong Kong by Kong Kai-Ming

Fisherman's Shed, Tai O
10 Apr 2015 | From Akubi of Hong Kong

For decades, Kong Kai-Ming traveled around Hong Kong with a pencil and made numerous valuable sketches to record the changes of the city. Along with his own narration, the old buildings and everyday life of the common people come vividly to life through the home-grown artist's pencil sketches. His collection displays over 80 pieces of Mr. Kong’s sketches in the 1950-1990s, presenting unnoticed street corners in elegant style and unique angle that brim with historical interest. Kong Kai-ming’s strokes are a lively record of life and scenery of Hong Kong, which bring us back to the good old days. 

I've been in the place featured in the postcard. Akubi accompnied me there when I was in Hong Kong. The Tai O Fishing Village in the Western coast of Lantau Island is a quaint and picturesque village, with the traditional stilt houses predominant of the old Southern Chinese fishing villages, one of the few remaining places where you can still see them in Hong Kong. With its pretty setting on the coast framed by the mountains, and all the activity surrounding the harbour, the traditional seafood market, and the daily life in the stilt houses, it is a photographers dream and definitely worth the trip from Hong Kong.

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