I sent this postcard to my grandma in February, 1991 from Hong Kong.
I’m so sorry this card is late. I spent last week in Nanjing, China for the Chinese New Year. I wanted to write to you from there, but I did not come across any postcards. So a postcard of Hong Kong will have to do! While I was in China, I did not speak English. It was often difficult to understand others, but hopefully my listening and speaking skills improved some.
When I look at this postcard, I’m more concerned with Hong Kong’s skyline than a freezing week in Nanjing.
Why? Because the caption on the back of the postcard reads: The new look of Central, Hong Kong.
I’m not sure when this photo was actually taken, but I doubt it was in 1991 or even 1990. Where are I.M. Pei’s Bank of China Tower and the Norman Foster-designed Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Building? The first was completed in 1990 and the second in 1985.
I’d think these buildings would appear in a photo of the Hong Kong skyline once they went up, no matter the angle at which it was taken.
If anyone knows when this photo was shot, please let me know.