|Donald W. "Bill" McCaw Jr. (1945-2005)|
Of all of the family photos I've seen and sorted through these are some of my favorites. They transport me back in time to a place that is foreign and western, modern and ancient, vibrant and grimy all at the same time.
There's no way I could limit this set to just 10 photos, there are too many great one's that I want to share. So if you want to see more, just check out Hong Kong Part 2!
|The Hong Kong Festival was first held in December of 1969. |
Not sure if the construction is related to that since this picture was taken around the same time.
|These two appear in a few of the shots. UPDATE: Thanks to a helpful commenter who wrote "This must be the Hong Kong/China border. It was hard for a traveler to visit China at that time."|
And here again walking the streets of Hong Kong looking like they stepped off the set of Happy Days. UPDATE: View of Hennessy Road, Wanchai.
|Is that a 3-legged dog or is he scratching? |
There's so much going on in this one I didn't even notice the dog's legs until the 10th time I looked at this photo.
|Hong Kong Harbor. At the time the population was estimated at 3 million, now it's over 7 million.|
|The best part of this photo is not the boy running with one hand in his pocket (and the other one carrying a ???), |
it's that I'm pretty sure what's behind him is called "The Old Dragon Store".
|Sorry guys, there aren't any photos from inside the night club.|
|There must be 20 slides of Hong Kong Harbor at night. |
I can imagine this would have been an amazing sight to my uncle who had never left the US before this trip.