Passengers waiting for their train at the mainstation of… yes, you’ve got it! Hannover.
Wartende Bahnreisende am Hauptbahnhof von… Genau! Hannover.
Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon XC 50-230mm @ 120mm, F6.4, 1/1000 sec., ISO 800
Olympus Pen E-P2, Olympus M.14-42mm @ 42mm, F8, 1/200 sec., ISO 200
A final one from Hong Kong. Graveyard and central business district. How predictive I was in 1997, haha.
Actually I don’t remember where exactly in Hong Kong this was. Hope you like it anyway.
Mamiya Universal Press with standard lens f2.8 / 100mm, Ilford FP4.
The harbour of Hong Kong. At the ferry docks.
Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8 / 100 mm.
Another one from the Sha Tin races when there were no races.
An old rusty offering bin for incense sticks on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 1997.
Our seafood lunch on Lantau Island.
Kowloon and Hong Kong Island on a foggy day. Seen from the fabulous viewpoint Victoria Peak, Tai Ping Shan (Mountain of Great Peace).
A Buddhist altar in Macao.
Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8 / 100mm and G-type 6×7 back.
The famous Ruinas (de la Catedral) de San Pablo in Macao. Probably one of the most coveted photographic scenes there.
Even though I only stayed for one day in Macao back then in 1997 I had a feeling that the general ambiance was totally different to Hong Kong. Whilst Hong Kong to me was Asian through and through I sometimes felt like being somewhere in South Europe when strolling through Macao. I wonder if it still is like that today.
Industrial climbers fixing some illuminated decoration at a high rise building in Hong Kong’s central business district.
(Mamiya Universal Press w/ f2.8/100 mm and 6×7 G-Type back, Ilford FP4)
Another one from my 1997 trip to Hong Kong and Macao. That day we paid a visit to Lantau island with its famous ancient fishing village Tai O. I remember having some kind of crab or crawfish for lunch which looked like a giant woodlouse. Very special but yet very good.
Oh dear, another photo of the day forfeited yesterday… I’m actually plundering my archives so here comes some really old stuff.
Today’s capture dates back to 1997 when I visited Hong Kong and Macao. Hong Kong already went back to China about half a year earlier and Macao was soon to follow.
The only camera I had with me was my big, bulky medium format dinosaur the Mamiya Universal Press and two lenses (100mm and 150mm as far as I remember). This shot above was captured at the famous Sha Tin Racecourse. Unfortunately I only had one afternoon left to go there and when I finally arrived, I had to learn that the races would happen next day. So, no horse-racing action shots for me.
More of this to follow during the next days… Hope you enjoy.