Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wing Woo Closed

The Wing Woo Ho store has finally closed last Friday. It has been doing business in Central for more than 80 years.
Mr. Kwan Moon-chui here in the front of his traditional grocery and preserved-food store on Wellington Street in Central Hong Kong.
His shop and the very popular outside market in neighbouring Graham Street are set for a controversial urban renewal plan.
Old houses and shops will disappear and new high-rises will be built in the area.
See my earlier posts on the same subject: Urban Destruction and Under Threat in Hong Kong.

© Kees Metselaar 2007

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chinese Tourists

Tourists from mainland China at Repulse Bay Beach in Hong Kong.

© Kees Metselaar Dec. 2008

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lamma View

Through the shrubs you can just see the three chimneys of the coal-fired power plant on Lamma Island.

© Kees Metselaar 2009

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Time Warp

Hong Kong Victoria Harbour last Wednesday afternoon.
Did the Flying Dutchman finally come ashore?

© Kees Metselaar Jan. 14, 2009

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sudan 1985

Famine and drought in the Sudan in 1985 was my first big story abroad. See the pictures and publications in Photoq, the Dutch website on photography.

© Kees Metselaar 1985

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Friday, January 02, 2009

Falun Gong Parade

New Year's Day parade of the Falun Gong (Dafa) in Hong Kong. Staunch opponents of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and since 1999 forbidden on the mainland.

© Kees Metselaar 1/1/2009

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