My Best Shot

Beautiful `junk'

August 26, 2007

While in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong on business, I walked to the harbor to enjoy the evening sea breeze. To my surprise, I spied a beautiful glowing red sailing "junk" -- not so different from those that have plied these waters for 1,000 years -- gliding past. The abstract image of this 150-year-old boat, the Duk Ling (clever duck in Cantonese), set against the shimmering backdrop of skyscrapers, is a fitting portrait of this amazing city.

Jonathan Weiner, Monkton

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