The Séeberger Brothers Exhibition on The Avenue of Stars

Last month, Ry and I visited the Avenue of Stars, along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui.

It is modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honouring celebrities of the Hong Kong Film industry.

Although it was raining, we decided to make the most of our day off!

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While we were there, we were lucky enough to see The Séeberger Brothers Exhibition which ran along the waterfront.

If you know me, you’ll know how much of a sucker I am for black and white photography!

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This exhibition represents a selection of the most beautiful and iconic photos that helped to shape how “French elegance” is perceived today. Commissioned in 1909 by the magazine “La Mode Pratique”, the brothers started a series of photographs of elegant women. As a result of their success, they found themselves in huge demand among the most important magazines of the time and soon specialised on fashion spreads.

The display illustrates the history of fashion photography through the radical changes of fashion trends in the first half of the 20th Century. They captured the lives of upper class society through the world of anonymous bankers, designers, aristocrats, as well as celebrities. Their family workshop was operational for 70 years.

Here are a few of my favourite photographs, sorry about the raindrops!

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As a popular cartoon character created in Hong Kong, McDull is the official ambassador of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

The Chinese writing underneath him translates into:  ”You and me together; enjoy the sky, the sea and the stars.”

Can’t say no to a cartoon pig (even if it is pissing it down).

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I’ll leave you with a picture that I took in January.

I have no idea who this guy is, but he pushed in front of me to get a picture with the pig and still looks so grumpy.

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Also, Ryan starts work tomorrow, wish him luck! 😀

xxx

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8 thoughts on “The Séeberger Brothers Exhibition on The Avenue of Stars

  1. That’s such a cool exhibition! Hong Kong looks like a toy city in the distance.
    “McDull” doesn’t make him sound like he’d be a whale of a time though…
    Glad you’re having such a brillo time =]

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