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The Tramways of Hong Kong - (Unique Archives) by Peter Waller (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 96

Genre: Photography

Series Title: Unique Archives

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Blacksmith Books

Book theme: Historical

Author: Peter Waller

Language: English

Street Date: September 3, 2019
TCIN: 78119539
UPC: 9789887792857
Item Number (DPCI): 247-77-5126

Description

For more than a century, trams have plied their trade along the northern coast of Hong Kong Island. During that time, they have witnessed the transformation of the local economy from a colonial backwater to the massive financial centre that is the modern city. The post-war years saw the radical redevelopment of much of the city, while the reclamation of land along the seafront saw the tramway, which once skirted the shore, pushed further and further inland. Today, the trams still provide a vital public service, carrying vast numbers of passengers daily to and from their work or shops, and Hong Kong is one of the few places in the world where it is still possible to ride on the top deck of a double-deck tram. This album explores the history of the tramways of Hong Kong Island through the 20th century. Drawing upon a fascinating selection of photographs, most of which have never been published before, it traces the evolution of the streetscape over that period - giving readers a vivid reminder of how much Hong Kong has changed.
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