A human being is a part of the whole called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
—  Albert Einstein

Captivating Black-And-White Street Photos Of Hong Kong From The 1950s

When photographer Fan Ho wandered the streets of Hong Kong’s old Central as a teenager armed with a Rolleiflex, he received varying reactions, ranging from intimidating stares by butchers, to enthusiastic smiles from girls who asked to be photographed twice. 

The award-winning photographer captured the quaint activities that took place in the old Central in the 1950s, with photos that showed the residents having a quick meal by the steps, and streets filled with coolies and rickshaw drivers. 

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