Hong Kong, a city of contrasts - Photo Plisson

Hong Kong, a city of contrasts

The previous British colony became in 1997 a special administrative region of south-east China. Hong Kong, first, looks like a megapolis. A megapolis covert with a mist naturally frequent, to which mingles the smoke of factories massed behind the Chinese border, in full economical development. A modern and vertical megapolis, with its profusion of light and superlatives: largest hub container in the world (20 million boxes per year), greater population density, and larger number of towers… The density of skyscrapers in Hong Kong exceeds those of New York!

A megapolis where everything is cohabiting, downstairs in the labyrinth of the streets: traditional markets, modern fast-food, Chinese medicine with many virtues, luxury and counterfeiting shops… But Hong Kong is also a city turned to fishing. In the heart of the human anthill, at the foot of the skyscrapers, is the port of Aberdeen, last bastion of the Tanka fishing families from the Chinese coast. Having been denied the right to settle on land, they lived aboard their boat. Aberdeen is now a floating city, where hundreds of coloured junks and sampans are housing some 6000 people.

Finally, it is mainly in the neighbouring islands, (the territory has 236), that Hong Kong is surprising. Inshore fishing remains an important activity, traditional villages, small bays, wild hills, stalls loaded with fish, or a small restaurant where it is good to enjoy a seafood platter, far from their ultramodern and tumultuous neighbour.

Texte : Anne Jankeliowitch

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AA14052 In the port of Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
In the port of Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14052

In the port of Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

AA14052

02/15/2006
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AA14057 Fishing in Hong Kong.
Fishing in Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14057

Fishing in Hong Kong.

AA14057

02/15/2006
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AA14049 In the port of Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
In the port of Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14049

In the port of Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

AA14049

02/15/2006
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AA14048 Fishing vessels in Aberdeen, Hong-Kong.
Fishing vessels in Aberdeen, Hong-Kong. Philip Plisson AA14048

Fishing vessels in Aberdeen, Hong-Kong.

AA14048

02/15/2006
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AA14042 Hong Kong by night.
Hong Kong by night. Philip Plisson AA14042

Hong Kong by night.

AA14042

02/15/2006
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AA14043 Tug boat in Hong Kong.
Tug boat in Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14043

Tug boat in Hong Kong.

AA14043

02/15/2006
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AA14162 Tug in Hong Kong.
Tug in Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14162

Tug in Hong Kong.

AA14162

01/01/1900
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AA14163 In the port of Aberdeen in HongKong.
In the port of Aberdeen in HongKong. Philip Plisson AA14163

In the port of Aberdeen in HongKong.

AA14163

01/01/1900
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AA14295 Terminal of container ship in the port of Hong-Kong.
Terminal of container ship in the port of Hong-Kong. Philip Plisson AA14295

Terminal of container ship in the port of Hong-Kong.

AA14295

01/01/1900
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AA19380 Hong Kong by night.
Hong Kong by night. Philip Plisson AA19380

Hong Kong by night.

AA19380

01/01/1900
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AA14294 Terminal of container ship in the port of Hong-Kong.
Terminal of container ship in the port of Hong-Kong. Philip Plisson AA14294

Terminal of container ship in the port of Hong-Kong.

AA14294

01/01/1900
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AA14168 Hong Kong.
Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14168

Hong Kong.

AA14168

01/01/1900
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AA14164 Sale of fish in HongKong.
Sale of fish in HongKong. Philip Plisson AA14164

Sale of fish in HongKong.

AA14164

01/01/1900
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AA14167 Hong Kong by night
Hong Kong by night Philip Plisson AA14167

Hong Kong by night

AA14167

01/01/1900
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AA14041 Hong Kong by night.
Hong Kong by night. Philip Plisson AA14041

Hong Kong by night.

AA14041

02/15/2006
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AA14040 Sale of fish in the port of Aberdeen to Hong Kong
Sale of fish in the port of Aberdeen to Hong Kong Philip Plisson AA14040

Sale of fish in the port of Aberdeen to Hong Kong

AA14040

02/15/2006
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AA14033 In the port of Aberdeen in Hong Kong.
In the port of Aberdeen in Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14033

In the port of Aberdeen in Hong Kong.

AA14033

02/15/2006
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AA12276 Hong kong.
Hong kong. Philip Plisson AA12276

Hong kong.

AA12276

01/01/1900
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AA14034 Sampan in Hong Kong.
Sampan in Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14034

Sampan in Hong Kong.

AA14034

02/15/2006
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AA14035 Building in Hong Kong.
Building in Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14035

Building in Hong Kong.

AA14035

02/15/2006
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AA14008 The port of Aberdeen in Hong Kong.
The port of Aberdeen in Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14008

The port of Aberdeen in Hong Kong.

AA14008

02/15/2006
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AA13987 In the port of Aberdeen to HongKong.
In the port of Aberdeen to HongKong. Philip Plisson AA13987

In the port of Aberdeen to HongKong.

AA13987

02/15/2006
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AA13992 In the port of Aberdeen to HongKong.
In the port of Aberdeen to HongKong. Philip Plisson AA13992

In the port of Aberdeen to HongKong.

AA13992

02/15/2006
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AA14015 Dried fish in Hong Kong.
Dried fish in Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14015

Dried fish in Hong Kong.

AA14015

02/15/2006
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AA13998 Containership terminal in the port of Kowloon
Containership terminal in the port of Kowloon Philip Plisson AA13998

Containership terminal in the port of Kowloon

AA13998

02/15/2006
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AA14020 Hong Kong by night.
Hong Kong by night. Philip Plisson AA14020

Hong Kong by night.

AA14020

02/15/2006
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AA14025 Hong Kong by night.
Hong Kong by night. Philip Plisson AA14025

Hong Kong by night.

AA14025

02/15/2006
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AA14001 Containership terminal in the port of Kowloon
Containership terminal in the port of Kowloon Philip Plisson AA14001

Containership terminal in the port of Kowloon

AA14001

02/15/2006
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AA14032 Hong Kong.
Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14032

Hong Kong.

AA14032

02/15/2006
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AA14002 Containership in front of Hong Kong.
Containership in front of Hong Kong. Philip Plisson AA14002

Containership in front of Hong Kong.

AA14002

02/15/2006
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