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My first visit to Hong Kong was in June, 1987. Hong Kong, then under British rule, was our gateway to China where we were to teach for a summer session.
We spent a couple days in Hong Kong, in a hotel in Kowloon. To get to Hong Kong proper (the island) we had to cross Victoria Harbor. Victoria Harbor is one of the largest harbors in the world, and in 1987 was the world’s busiest.
We crossed Victoria Harbor on the Star Ferry, which enabled us to get a close look at both the shipping in the harbor and the skyline of the Central District of Hong Kong itself. We also were to view the harbor from Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island.
The photo on the top left of the collage above was taken from a hotel in Kowloon. It shows some of the shipping in the harbor and the Hong Kong skyline in the background. The picture on the top right was taken from the Star Ferry as we approached Hong Kong’s Central District. The picture on the bottom left was also taken from a Star Ferry. The photo on the bottom right shows Victoria Harbor from Victoria Peak.
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