Down Memory Lane: Victoria Harbor (1987)

1987 -- Victoria Harbor

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

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.

To see larger versions of these pictures and others, click HERE.  Note that all images were scanned from slides.

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9 Responses to “Down Memory Lane: Victoria Harbor (1987)”

  1. Sartenada Says:

    Very nice that You have photos from that time. Cool photos; I saw them in bigger format of course.

  2. Betsyfromtennessee Says:

    Very nice, Honey… The slide pictures came out GREAT despite their age… Thanks for sharing more of Hong Kong with us.
    Love,
    Wifey

  3. Ms. A Says:

    Talk about a busy place, this looks quite bustling!

  4. dayphoto Says:

    Way cool, George! What a neat adventure you had!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

    Linda
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  5. Suzanne Stevens Says:

    What a fantastic experience for you George; love the pictures!

  6. MaryBeth Says:

    How neat to have been a world traveler. The pics are nice. MB

  7. ladyfi Says:

    Lovely memories.

  8. Rajesh Says:

    Very neat images from Hong Kong trip.

  9. Lorri Says:

    I love your photos…and that you share your memories with us, through them.

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