Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Junk in Hong Kong Harbour




Junk Description Courtesy of Wikipedia

A junk is an ancient Chinese sailing vessel design which is still in use today. Junks may have developed from very early bamboo rafts which had a high stern. They are first known to have been used as sea going vessels as early as the second century AD. They evolved in the later years of the Han Dynasty (206BC - 220AD) and were used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages. They were found and are still found although in lesser numbers all over South-East Asia and India, although primarily in China, perhaps most famously of all in Hong Kong.

This photo was taken on March 4th 2010 in Hong Kong Harbour. If you are interested in reading more about our trips to Hong Kong please call by my Travel Tales blog.

This week I have joined  ABC Wednesday for the letter J





50 comments:

  1. Oh I would soooo love to visit here. Some day I will :)

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  2. I love this photo with the junk standing out so beautifully from the soft background.

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  3. Junks are beautiful and I love the contrast to the background. Great shot!

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  4. i like those sails. i have seen these in the movies, but never in real life.

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  5. This is a beautiful photo and a perfect post for the letter "J"... thanks for the information, too. Kate, ABC Team

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  6. Gorgeous photo! Love the contrasting colors!

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  7. We sailed on a junk in Singapore more than ten years ago - very nice ship

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  8. This photograph instantly transported me back to the Hong Kong of 50 years ago... (goodness, is it really that long ago?) when I lived there with my family. Absolutely beautiful.

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  9. The contrast is awesome, what a beautiful junk boat.

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  10. Beautiful wooden ship you show.
    Hanne Bente

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  11. Una foto incantevole!
    Grazie!
    Ciao Luci@

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  12. I love these old sailing boats. I have seen the replca of "The Bounty" here in Ostend. It was used for the film.

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  13. I don't like being on boats, But I love boats with multiple sails - so pretty! Like dragon wings. Love this pic!:)

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  14. Excellent photo, beautiful boat, very interesting. A greeting.

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  15. Fascinating! Great picture. The sails are an interesting color and shape.

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  16. Pretty junk!

    Juice in Jars
    Your comment always brings me joy, so leave me one when you can, thanks.

    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  17. Your photograpy is stunning. What a lovely capture. Looks like a matting and frame would work well here.

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  18. That is a beautiful sailing boat . I love these sorts of boats.that must have been a great trip.

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  19. So much nicer than the non-nautical definition of junk. Lovely vessel and photo.

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  20. The junk boat is cool, what a great photo!

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  21. Such a beautiful ship! Great shot!

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  22. such an old-fashioned boat near a modern city
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  23. Well you certainly have some classy junk LOL x

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  24. very impressive; great photographic moment

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  25. Nice photo and good to know you were not talking about the type of Junk that came to mind aka rubbish.......but a type of boat......

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  26. that has a piraty feeling around it..

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  27. One rarely gets to see this kind of junk, very story like!

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  28. This image you've shared of the JUNK is absolutely stunning!!!!

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  29. Awesome photo, Lindy! Love the contrast you have well caught.

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  30. Good Morning Lindy...I forgot to tell you in my comment yesterday, how much I love your banner picture of the door and hydrangeas... Just lovely. Thanks for visiting me too. Will follow your blog. Have a great day. I also love pottery dishes made in Italy. Have a few, want more. HaHa

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  31. Lindy, this photo is amazing! I love the angle too: the ancient ship in front of modern buildings...

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  32. Very nice photo of the junk Linda! Old junk, new town...... Love your hydrangeas too. Have a finesweek.

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  33. That's a nice Junk. You see them often in Hong Kong.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  34. Beautiful picture -- I've read about Junks before, knew they were a boat and from China and had always meant to look up a picture of them. Now I know what they look like.

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  35. The contrast of the new buildings and the old junk is so amazing to see. You did a wonderful job with this capture. Lovely composition. genie

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  36. Such a pretty photo. Wishing you a nice weekend.

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  37. Red sails...in a sunset-country! Beautiful photo! And I really enjoyed reading the information!

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  38. Duk Ling. LOLOL How cute!
    Love the name.
    Love the photo!!

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