Our World: Aberdeen in Hong Kong

1987 -- Aberdeen

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

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.

I found many things to be fascinating on my first visit to Hong Kong way back in 1987.  One of the things that surprised me was learning that there is an area of Hong Kong known as Aberdeen.

Aberdeen is on the southern tip of Hong Kong Island.  At one time in was a pirates’ den, but later became a simple fishing village.  In spite of modernization, there were still hundreds of junks and sampans that serve as floating homes for some of the people.

Aberdeen is the home to a couple of large floating seafood restaurants, which we unfortunately did not get to sample during our visit.

The collage contains images scanned from slides I took during my 1987 visit.  At the top left are some of the sampans used as homes by the fisherman.  On the right is a photo of one of the floating restaurants.  The middle photo is of a boatyard in Aberdeen.  The two photos on the bottom are from Repulse Bay, a beautiful part of Hong Kong Island not far from Aberdeen.

To see larger versions of these pictures and others, click HERE.

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19 Responses to “Our World: Aberdeen in Hong Kong”

  1. Karin Laser Ristau Says:

    interesting photos George!

  2. MadSnapper Says:

    world traveler in the 80’s and now American traveler with your bride…

  3. Blackberry Lane Says:

    Very interesting information and photos, George.

  4. MaryBeth Says:

    Very interesting images and yes to find an Aberdeen in Hong Cong is sorta amazing. We are not Scotland but we do have an Aberdeen in Washington State. MB

  5. dayphoto Says:

    I do believe you have wanderlust in your soul. Way back when you would have helped open up America!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

  6. ewok1993 Says:

    you made wonderful memories. thanks for sharing them with us.

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    The one on the top right is spectacular!

  8. busy bee suz Says:

    The homes look a little unsafe and rickety for my taste. 😦 But then again, I am spoiled. The floating restaurants look so ornate!

  9. Linda Says:

    Repulse Bay seems such an inappropriate name for such a beautiful place. You were a fine photographer even in 1987!

  10. diane Says:

    It is an interesting place.We visited a fish market there.

  11. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful images from Aberdeen fishing village.

  12. India Heritage Sites Says:

    Cool informative post. Nice pictures, Indeed, Aberdeen looking an interesting place.

  13. Linda G. Says:

    The floating restaurant is interesting and so very colorful!

  14. Rose Says:

    This is one place that would really be interesting to visit. Off to see your other photos now.

  15. Sartenada Says:

    Thank You for the information and beautiful historic photos.

  16. Mast Holiday Says:

    Aberdeen seems a beautiful place in the pictures. such an interesting and cool informative article.

  17. ZielonaMila Says:

    Interesting post, fantastic pictures, I like this story 🙂 Regards

  18. ladyfi Says:

    Nice collage. I remember Aberdeen in Hong Kong all those years ago too…

  19. Lorri Says:

    Beautiful collage. Gorgeous captures.

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