On the Water

Moon Lagoon

Two men watch lanterns dot the night sky from a dinghy. Dated September 10, 2022.

Cable Guys

Children peer out of an Ocean Park cable car and behold the fun of the fair below. Based on the September 5, 1964 New Yorker cover New York World’s Fair by Arthur Kimmig Getz.

Closing Time

Pretentious chefs flee the scene of a burning Jumbo Floating Restaurant, one with a dubious lighter in hand. Based on the August 15 & 22, 2011 New Yorker magazine cover S.O.S. by Christoph Niemann.

Dragon Riders

An exhausted dragon boat team burns out as their drummer urges them to press on. Based on the June 15, 1935 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

Fountain of Youth

Children do homework and extracurricular activities in the now-renovated fountain of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Based on the July 18, 1988 New Yorker magazine cover by John O’Brien.

Go Fish

A koi fishes along the promenade in Sai Kung. Dated February 4, 2022.

Groundlings

An outdoor screening of “Godzilla vs. Kong” at the Grounds in AIA Vitality Park distracts from a real battle between the beasts by Victoria Harbour. Based on the August 24, 2009 New Yorker magazine cover Double Feature by Adrian Tomine.

High Dive

A swimmer prepares to launch off the diving board at the Ladies’ Recreation Club. Based on the June 19 & 26, 2000 New Yorker magazine cover Poised by R. Kenton Nelson.

High Junk Reef

Hong Kong sea creatures go about their daily business, encumbered by environmental destruction. Based on the January 20, 1968 New Yorker cover Under the Sea by Charles Samuel Addams.

Hike Don't Hunt

Hikers trek along the narrow winding roads along the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir Masonry Bridge. Based on the October 18, 1941 New Yorker magazine cover by Roger Duvoisin.

Hot Girl Bummer

Plane banners soar over sunbathing and canoodling beachgoers on Repulse Bay Beach, delivering messages from an anxious mother. Based on the August 16, 2021 New Yorker magazine cover Hi It’s Mom by Roz Chast.

Junk of the Magi

The three wise men sail a junk boat down Victoria Harbour. Based on the December 21, 1968 New Yorker magazine cover by Charles Martin.

Sea Soar

A man flies a kite over Green Egg Island at Clearwater Bay Country Park. Dated April 9, 2022.

Splash Harbour

Swimmers practise their front crawl in Victoria Harbour by Central Piers on a hot summer day. Based on the July 21, 2014 New Yorker magazine cover Coney Island by Mark Ulriksen.

Yacht Yahoos

A crew of expats sail past the stilt villages of Tai O Fishing Village on a lofty yacht. Based on the August 7, 1954 New Yorker magazine cover by Garrett Price.

Zodiac Divers

Children, masked as the Chinese zodiac animals, ride a wave in the South China Sea. Based on the July 26, 2004 New Yorker magazine cover Waves by Jean-Jacques Sempé.

10,000 Faeries

Porcelain figurines stand guard at Waterfall Bay Park. Based on the January 8, 1972 New Yorker magazine cover by Charles Samuel Addams.

Afternoon Tea

A couple enjoys teatime with their dog and toddler, overlooking the land reclamation of Kai Tak and Kowloon Bay. Based on the August 31, 2015 New Yorker magazine cover Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn by Adrian Tomine.