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This is my post for the Our World meme. This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies. To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.
All of these pictures were scanned from slides.
When I went to China the first time (1987) our first stop in Asia was Hong Kong. Hong Kong was still under British rule at that time, and the mixture of European and Oriental influences was fascinating.
Hong Kong was (and I believe still is) a crowded city. But while there we visited Repulse Bay, a beautiful area which was largely unspoiled.
There are a couple of explanations for the name, Repulse Bay. One story is that the name comes from a 19th century battle in which the British army repulsed attacking pirates. Another story is that the bay got its name from HMS Repulse, which was stationed there in the 1840s.
Regardless of how the bay got its name, it was a beautiful, quiet spot in 1987. My understanding is that it is now a luxurious residential area.