PORTS OF CALL

Harper's Bazaar (UK) - - Women - BY WH AU­DEN & CHRISTO­PHER ISHERWOOD

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

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