PORTS OF CALL
Hong Kong harbour, in a chilly, drizzling fog.
This might be Scotland, or the coast of Norway. Junks with patched, dragon-wing sails drift past, ancient and
forlorn as wrecks fished from the bottom of the sea. A Japanese liner rests on her side in a rocky creek, beached by last autumn’s record typhoon. The island towers up out of the mist, with Hong Kong at its foot – cruisers lie like watchdogs guarding the monumental banks, Queen
Victoria’s statue fixes China in a rigid stare…
‘Untitled’ (1949), model Mary Jane Russell, photographed for the August 1949
issue of Bazaar by Louise Dahl-Wolfe