In Search of War Relics
It is always alleged that in Hong Kong the past is not cherished – that we are a hectic city constantly on the move. While memories of the war may have faded into history, the search for this dark period is not impossible. Outside the built-up areas, whether on the hillsides or at the shoreline, one can discover solidly constructed batteries, pillboxes and shelters.
Ko Tim-keung has been recording these unassuming military structures since the 1980s. In this talk, he will share some of the many photographs he has taken of these structures and their accompanying stories. Some of these reinforced concrete structures remain, while others have since disappeared.
Devil's Peak Gough Battery © Ko Tim-keung
Devil's Peak © Ko Tim-keung
Wong Nai Chung Gap © Ko Tim-keung
© Ko Tim-keung