Scenic Sunday #104: A Many-Splendored Thing

Repulse Bay Beach, Hong Kong. June, 1987.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

I’m not sure how many of you are old enough to remember the 1955 film “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing”.  The film was set and filmed in Hong Kong.  When I visited Hong Kong in 1987 our tour guide stopped at this overlook above Repulse Bay Beach.  One scene from the film was shot at the overlook while other scenes were shot on the beach you can see below.

The movie didn’t make as big an impression on me as the song of the same title, but it was still interesting to be at a place where part of the movie was shot.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

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14 Responses to “Scenic Sunday #104: A Many-Splendored Thing”

  1. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    What a great spot. I don’t recall the movie…but the song is timeless!!!!

  2. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    What a lovely picture. I wouldn’t mind staying in one of those buildings.

  3. Karin Says:

    Doing a little blog catch up reading! What a lovely beach in Hong Kong – so cool that you got to see it up close! Loved those gorgeous, unbelievable roses, and that X in the sky has to be a divine sign, lol!!! Blessings to you two!

  4. Indrani Says:

    That is a great scenic view. I haven’t seen the movie either, but with those kind of settings the movie must be definitely memorable.

  5. Pam Says:

    I’ve been on a wonderful scenic journey between your two blogs today, George and I enjoyed the beauty, Thanks.

  6. Susie Says:

    Well I’m sorry I don’t remember the movie but how nice it would have been to be there to film it.

  7. Mildred Says:

    Like many others, I don’t recall seeing the movie but loved the music. It certainly is a spectacular scene of the beach.

  8. Sandra Says:

    I remember the movie well. they were running it a few weeks ago on our movie channels. I did not watch it, it was good when i was young. great shot of a beautiful spot.

  9. Hilda Says:

    I never watched the movie, but the view is fantastic! I wonder how different it is now from your photo.

  10. MaryBeth Says:

    I loved the melody of that song and it is now flitting through my brain and probably will be doing that all day.
    Nice shot. MB

  11. Kathy Ariano Says:

    I saw that film in the 60s — very beautiful; very sad.

    Beautiful photo of the bay.

  12. Sey Says:

    What a great spot! Thanks for sharing this picture.:)

  13. Cheryl Says:

    Haven’t seen the movie but the song is beautiful!

  14. Rose Says:

    What a view that must have been in real life!

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