A Picture and a Story

Floating restaurants in Aberdeen village, Hong Kong. June, 1987.

I have been tagged by Kirigalpotha from Sri Lanka.  I tend to shy away from tags, but I got curious about where this one would lead, so I followed the rules (up to a point).

The rules for this tag are as follows:

1. Open your 1st Photo folder.
2. Scroll to the 10th photo.
3. Post the photo and the story behind it.
4. Tag 5 or more people.

The first folder in my Pictures folder is 1987 Aberdeen.  The tenth picture (scanned from a slide) is shown above.

I should hasten to explain that Aberdeen is a village on the south shore of Hong Kong Island.  In 1987 I traveled to China for the first time with a party from the college at which I was teaching.  Our first stop along the way was Hong Kong.  We spent three or four days there and one day we took a tour of Hong Kong Island.  Aberdeen was one of the stops on the tour.

Aberdeen was (and as far as I can tell still is) known for its floating village and floating restaurants.  Fishing is an important part of industry in Aberdeen and many residents live on boats anchored in the harbor.  The floating restaurants, such as the ones in the picture, are quite large and seem to do a good business.  Our group visited Aberdeen in the morning, so we missed the opportunity to eat at one of these restaurants.

Now I’m going to break the rules.  Instead of tagging anyone I’m going to invite anyone who is interested to check their computer.  If an interesting picture and story pops up, please share it with us.

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11 Responses to “A Picture and a Story”

  1. busy bee suz Says:

    Wow George, that is really interesting.
    I wonder, can you get motion sickness while dining? I bet I could!

  2. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    What an exotic and wonderful picture. I love it and the story as well!

  3. Susie Says:

    I’m glad this was your picture to discuss. That’s interesting George. Too bad you didn’t get to sample any of the food on one of the restaurants tho.

  4. MaryBeth Says:

    How interest. beautiful shot.
    While I know there is an Aberdeen in Scotland too, and now this Aberdeen, we have an Aberdeen here in Washington–out towards the Ocean too. I think there are only so many names in the world and we’ll use them all. LOL MB

  5. Karin Says:

    That was definitely worth checking into! Interesting story! Thanks for sharing! Is this someplace you and Betsy still want to travel to??

  6. Jen Says:

    So you have been around the other side of the world…
    I see they put the welcome sign out for you. neat!

  7. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a neat shot with a cool story.

  8. Rose Says:

    I think I would find Aberdeen very interesting. That sure is an interesting photo.

  9. Mary Says:

    You came up with a real winner! Very interesting bit from your past. I’ll check mine, but doubt there will be a good photo. I have photos in more than one place, for one thing, so I don’t know what would be my 1st folder!

  10. Carletta Says:

    I’ve done this George and my photo and story was not nearly as good as this! 🙂
    That water looks choppy

  11. Kirigalpoththa Says:

    That is a very interesting photo!
    First I thought it is Aberdeen of Scotland, but the picture is more oriental 🙂
    That is a huge floating restaurant. Think it is great idea too. I’d have love to dine in place like that!
    Thanks for the ‘story’ and the picture 🙂

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