|This book was published in July 2013
and is the third to come from the Hong Kong Trams Enthusiast
stable following in the footsteps of 'We Love Tram' and 'A Centenary Date with Hong Kong Tramways'.
book comes in a landscape format, almost to A4 size, with a hardback
cover. Pages are of a high quality paper and, with the exception of
black and white photographs, are all in colour. Text is in both Chinese
and English. A Guest Foreword is written by Emmanuel Vivant,
General Manger of Hong Kong Tramways. A taster of the book is summed up
in his last paragraph 'We commend the book authors for their effort
in promoting the Tramways , and wish you will enjoy their pictures as
much as we did'.
The book features the photographs
of five photographers, Bona Liu, Eric Lee, Kenny Yung, Kelvin Pang and
Joe Fung and each has a gallery displaying their photographs. A
selection of page shots is detailed below.
'Tram Life' is the title for Bona Liu's gallery (pages 6-21)
'Tram Friend' is Eric Lee's gallery title (pages 22-49)
'Kennedy Onboard' features the black and white photographs of Kenny Yung (pages 50-73)
'The Tram From My Perspective' is Kelvin Pang's gallery title (pages 74-203)
'A Photography Extravaganza' is the title for the Joe Fung's gallery (pages 104-127)
Time Tunnel', as the title implies, provides a selection of 'then and
now' photographs taken from the similar locations in Central, Wan
Chai, Causeway Bay
and Sheung Wan (pages 128-140)
'HK Tram Milestones' records the important events for Hong Kong Tramways since its formation in 1904 (pages 141-150)
a photographic gallery, the amount of text is limited, but what
text there is very well translated into English, making it a pleasure
to read. Each photographer has created a unique
gallery which reflects their style of photography and affection for
Hong Kong's trams. Each time I look at the book, my favourite
photograph changes, possible as a result of my mood changes!
'Our Partners' pages (151-158)
All in all another excellent book and a must for any tram enthusiast.