Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hong Kong Then and Now

Last year I posted photos of my uncle's adventures in Hong Kong. Slides he took in 1969 while on leave from the war in Vietnam. I'm always shocked when someone finds my posts online, and even more so when they post a comment. So to say I was blown away when someone commented with the Google map coordinates of some of my uncle's pictures would be a huge understatement. I can't thank Kevin from Hong Kong enough for taking the time to share what he knows about the places where my uncle visited. Here are a few of the photos from 1969 next to their modern locations. It's fascinating to see how much the city has changed, and yet remained the same.

1969...Hennessy Road, Wanchai. Check out the the white building on the right hand side with the red Chinese characters painted on the building wall. On Google maps below you can see the same building, painted pink. 

2016...Nearly 50 years later.

1969...Paintings for sale at Lok Ma Chau, the Honk Kong/China border

2016... No more paintings, plenty of parking though. 

1969...Victoria Peak lookout, Hong Kong

2014... Not much has changed, you can see the same building that overlooks Hong Kong.
Photo Credit: Michael Coghlan

1969...View of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak

2015...Buildings are a little bigger, just a little. 
Photo Credit: Rodney Topor

1969...Hennessy Road, View of the Chinese Methodist Church on the left
2016...The Church on the left has been renovated, but is still recognizable. 


Tai_Fung said...

So cool! Great idea to do the comparisons.

Katy McClelland said...

Thanks Thai! It was fun to find them.

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