An experimental slide shot circa 1985 of Hong Kong lights
At the time of this slide image circa 1985, neon was to Hong Kong as red phone booths are to London and fog is to San Francisco. When night falls, reds, yellows and blues and other hues cast a hazy glow over a city illuminated by tens of thousands of neon signs.
The Jumbo Floating Restaurant is Hong Kong’s iconic Floating Palace. It has been in movies, frequented by luminaries, movie stars and royalty, and a common sight in tourist brochures and postcards. It has been around since the 1950’s and is very much a part of the Hong Kong scene.
Hong Kong’s floating restaurants are multi-story structures, decorated in the traditional imperial Chinese style, that is lots of dragons, pagodas and red and gold decorations, the colors that traditionally represent the empire, prosperity and good fortune. The Jumbo is able to accommodate up to 2,000 diners. Slide image. circa 1985, from a ferry-boat to the restaurant.
A digital image from an aged slide circa 1985 shows the contrast of a boatman from Aberdeen against the skyscrapers of Hong Kong
A view of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak circa 1985.