Continuing yesterday’s record of images from Yim Tin Tsai, here is a shot from the hill, looking back towards the abandoned village.
The building at the back is the church. In the foreground are some of the derelict buildings. Below them (out of sight) are the salt pans that are being restored. A charitable trust has been set up to try and restore more of the village but funding as usual is the challenge. The HK government has little or no interest in conservation of any kind as far as I can see. I do not therefore expect to see much progress in the absence of a philanthropic intervention.
Here are more detail shots from yesterday with some processing fun thrown in.
Next a rework from yesterday to create an altogether more sombre mood.
A simulated daguerreotype of a window detail.
And the original colour frame
And the tea set, still sitting on the rickety table.
There is enough material on the island to keep a photographer occupied for days. I look forward to returning for another rummage through the treasure chest. The challenge as we approach the heat of summer will be to cope with the humidity. And the mozzies. If anybody ventures as far as Yim Tin Tsai a good mosquito repellent is essential. However, properly equipped and protected this island village is well worth a visit.