Friday, March 02, 2012

Between Hong Kong and Macao 1972

Another weekly image from my archive. Click on it to make it larger.

To that long ago the Chinese 'junks' seen floating about the South China Sea would have been legitimate trading and merchant vessels.  Less so now, as most of the 'junks' seen in the waters around Hong Kong would cater to the sunset cruise crowd.  No matter since this is a pretty good image and I used it as a full page spread in the book.

In addition to the images I've posted on Flickr and those I've periodically posted on PND, I have now produced a Big Blurb Book: From the Archive 1960 -1980 of some of the images I really thought were special.


RicDay said...

Brings back fond memories! I sailed those waters frequently between the start of the 70's and the early 90's. Those old trading junks were impressive vessels and very sturdy. Some had bright red sails, producing frequent "red sails in the sunset" moments. Very nice shot.

Janet Feeney said...

Just made this my desktop wallpaper. Thank you for sharing.