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ONCE UPON A TIME HONG KONG
They dwelt in marbled halls, overlooking spectacular vistas, breakfasted amid the aspidistras on arched verandahs and were borne in sedan chairs down to a gracious mercantile metropolis of classical elegance. They were the pioneers, living in a city very different from the one that has replaced it. Almost nothing remains of their era except the historical record and the photographic plates that have affectionately preserved their vanished architecture, faithfully recaptured in this volume of what Hong Kong was, once upon a time.