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  • Many moments encountered during travel offered the opportunity to capture Hong Kong's diversity. As the ferry to Lamma Island pulled away from the dock, and we waved and snapped photos of the captains of most of the ships in this photo, this scene presented itself. As the view of the city expanded into the distance, we could see the small rowboats in use by local fishermen, larger commercial barges parked awaiting unloading, and other ferries loading passengers for transport. The view of Aberdeen, the neighborhood on the south side of Hong Kong Island, included residential apartment towers, mostly public housing built by the Housing Authority, smaller commercial buildings and markets at the dock edges, and of course the mountains.
    With little separation of use, activity in the city was always dynamic and intriguing, and if we'd had more time or more appropriate places to sit, I probably could've spent an entire day people-watching.
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