Photographer's Note

Hong Kong Aberdeen Harbor is a great place to view vintage boats, barges, steamer ships and junks. It is a cornucopia of sea going craft. You board a small tourist craft and sail in and around the harbor and dock at a floating restaurant for really great Chinese food.
Aberdeen is famous not only to tourists but also to Hong Kong locals for its floating village and floating seafood restaurants. The Tanka people, who used to live on boats in the Aberdeen Harbor, are generally associated with the fishing industry, and there are still several dozens of them living on boats in the harbor.
The high-rise apartment towers give strong contrast to the generational ages of the island with old Hong Kong vanishing into a modern superplex of 21st century life. Except for tourist craft there are no more rows upon rows of Chinese junks in the Hong Kong harbor. Movies in the 50ís and 60ís are all that remains of this charming old-world vision of Hong Kong.

Thanks for viewing; drt100 David

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Additional Photos by David Reed Thomas (drt100) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 341 W: 74 N: 875] (4038)
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