Nick DeWolf captured daily life in Hong Kong during a trip to Asia in 1972 – there are hundreds more on his Flickr. It was the same year as the deadly Po Shan Road landslide (video at the bottom) and the year a British luxury liner sank in Victoria Harbour. 1972 was also the year in which President Richard Nixon became the first US President to visit the mainland – arguably the beginning of its opening up.
Click here for newly unearthed pictures from the 50s, here for an ‘old and new’ side-by-side comparison, here for some more vintage shots, or here to see how the HK harbour has evolved over the decades. For all historical entries, click here.