Monday, April 23, 2007

Classic Lamma Sunset 2

In 1990 , from the pavillion above Hung Shing Yeh Beach with a view on the coal-fired powerplant with only two chimneys.

© Kees Metselaar

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Clear from the Peak

Yesterday, April 18, was the clearest day in Hong Kong this year.
The low humidity and strong wind kept the haze and pollution to a minimum.
Tourists on top of the Peak Tower were enjoying the view.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Friday, April 13, 2007

First McDonald's in Beijing

Next week it is exactly 15 years ago when the first McDonald's restaurant opened in Beijing.
Now there are more than 800 in the country with apparently 300 more planned for the coming three years.

© Kees Metselaar 1992

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Xanana Out, Ramos Horta Maybe In

East Timor is having its first presidential election since independence in 2002.
Incumbent President Xanana Gusmao is stepping down and the present Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta is the front runner.
Here Both of them in 1999, Ramos Horta, lower photo, in Hong Kong and Xanana just before his release from prison in Jakarta.

© Kees Metselaar

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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Timeless Cochrane Street

Linva Fashion in Central Hong Kong, specializes in custom-made
Chinese clothing, like cheongsams, since 1965.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Jewellery Meets Red Meat

Gallery Cécile Yau and Butcher Hop Cheong cozying up on Aberdeen Street, Central Hong Kong, just off Hollywood Road.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Do not forget Aung San Suu Kyi.

Here with the press during her first release from house arrest in her lake-side home in Rangoon in 1995.
Nothing much has changed. She is still or again under house arrest and the ruling junta tries to ignore and dismiss her.
Despite that Aung San Suu Kyi remains a relevant and uniting political force in the country.

© Kees Metselaar 1995

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