Saturday, December 27, 2014

"Duk Ling" Raised in the Typhoon Shelter (2)

Another view of "Duk Ling",  now with patches on her bow, after being raised from the bottom of the Typhoon Shelter.  Until April, she was serving as the Hong Kong Tourism Board's "Icon of Hong Kong".

Friday, December 26, 2014

Duk Ling raised in the Typhoon Shelter

Chinese Sailing Junk "Duk Ling" raised today from the bottom of the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter, where she sank at her moorings in September. Said to have been built in 1955, the "Duk Ling" only a few months ago romantically cruised Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour under her distinctive red sails as the last of the authentic Sailing Junks and a present day reminder of Hong Kong's past.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter Solstice in the Typhoon Shelter

Home to the Typhoon Shelter on the shortest day of the year, in time to see the sunset.  The Winter Solstice Festival is an important night in Hong Kong for family reunions.