//Sketches of the Southside: Aberdeen Harbour and Repulse Bay to Stanley Market and Shek O

Sketches of the Southside: Aberdeen Harbour and Repulse Bay to Stanley Market and Shek O

$23.95

by Lorette Roberts

Hong Kong’s Southside – the glimmering stretch of coastline from Aberdeen, through Repulse Bay, Stanley and Tai Tam, to Shek O – is a weekend paradise of restaurants, markets and beaches, the destination of choice for sailors, swimmers, hikers and shoppers. These attractions are all captured by Lorette Roberts in this book but, in her familiar style, she has discovered much more.

There are vignettes of the old villages, complete with traditional watchtowers, temples and scarecrows; sketches from visits to Ocean Park, two museums and a pristine marine reserve; a sampan trip around Aberdeen Harbour, and a secret tunnel to underground wine cellars. There are rugged shores and stunning mountain views; the elegant architecture of The Repulse Bay and Victorian waterworks at Tai Tam; and riotous dragonboat races at Stanley beach!

Whether you are a resident or a first-time tourist, this book will introduce you to new and delightful aspects of the Southside.

Previously published as ‘Sketches of Stanley’

ISBN: 978-988-13764-7-3 Category: Tags: ,

Description

Hong Kong’s Southside – the glimmering stretch of coastline from Aberdeen, through Repulse Bay, Stanley and Tai Tam, to Shek O – is a weekend paradise of restaurants, markets and beaches, the destination of choice for sailors, swimmers, hikers and shoppers. These attractions are all captured by Lorette Roberts in this book but, in her familiar style, she has discovered much more.

There are vignettes of the old villages, complete with traditional watchtowers, temples and scarecrows; sketches from visits to Ocean Park, two museums and a pristine marine reserve; a sampan trip around Aberdeen Harbour, and a secret tunnel to underground wine cellars. There are rugged shores and stunning mountain views; the elegant architecture of The Repulse Bay and Victorian waterworks at Tai Tam; and riotous dragonboat races at Stanley beach! Whether you are a resident or a first-time tourist, this book will introduce you to new and delightful aspects of the Southside.

MEDIA ATTENTION

“Lorette Roberts is hardly the first foreigner to be captivated by Hong Kong. But she is unique in using this fascination to put her personal spin on the city by creating sketches of the local culture. … Her passion for drawing dates back to her childhood. “As a child, I drew before I wrote. I used to draw a picture when I couldn’t spell a word,” she says. She first got hooked on Asia, and Hong Kong in particular, at boarding school in Britain. “My best friend was from Hong Kong. I heard so much about the city that I felt like I’d lived there too,” she says.” – Young Post

“Constantly finding new people, places, and quirky things characteristic to this city is a daily pleasure. And that’s exactly what this book is about. Roberts surrounds her sketches with notes and anecdotes. What’s really impressive is her attention to detail. Whether you’re a tourist, a new resident or an old Hong Kong hand, you’re going to find yourself repeatedly combing through this book. “ HK Magazine

Additional information

Dimensions218 x 154 mm
Pages

80

Binding

Hardcover with jacket

Illustrations

Full colour

About the author

Lorette E. Roberts is a British artist and illustrator based for many years in Hong Kong. Now living in Suffolk in the UK, she still visits Hong Kong several times a year.

Born in Bath, England, Lorette began her career as a botanical artist but has since developed a broader range of styles, depending on the subject matter. Her work is typically vibrant and versatile, with a focus on people, places and objects. Her art has been exhibited at many venues in Hong Kong and overseas.

www.loretteroberts.com