Dr Patrick Conner is our guide to the sparkling city of Hong Kong, seen through 19th-century paintings and the photographs of the legendary John Thomson. Here Phileas might have visited the Peak, the Harbour and the races at Happy Valley, while Detective Fix distracted Passepartout with pipes of opium.
Michael Wood’s lecture on the pioneer photographer John Thomson
Ken Hom on Hong Kong chicken chow mein
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