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The Tramways of Hong Kong: A History in Pictures
作者 Peter Waller
出版社 Blacksmith Books
ISBN 9789887792857
分類 History > Other
價格 HK$168.00
 
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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, from the 1960s onward, have seen the radical redevelopment of much of the area along streets such
as Hennessy Road and Des Voeux Road, while the reclamation of land along the seafront has seen the tramway, which once skirted the shore, pushed further and further inland.

Today, Hong Kong 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 a city that has been radically altered over the past half-century.

Sales handles:
* This full-colour book features nearly 100 photographs from the early to mid 20th century
* Most of these photos have never been published before
* Explains Hong Kong’s transformation from sleepy backwater to modern metropolis
* Will provoke nostalgia in anyone who has been to Hong Kong, China or Southeast Asia

Audience
* Hong Kong history fans
* Transport enthusiasts
* Readers with family connections to Asia
* Hong Kong souvenir hunters


About the Author:

Brought up in Bradford, Peter Waller grew up as the city’s trolleybus network gradually declined. He first visited Hong Kong

in 1992 when his mother was working there for the British Council and took the opportunity during his visits to travel extensively around both Hong Kong Island and the New Territories. Peter is now a full-time author and editor. He is also a director and secretary of the Online Transport Archive, a director of Shrewsbury Dial-a-Ride, chairman of the West Shropshire Talking Newspaper, a committee member of the National Railway Heritage Awards and a past president of the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury.




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