Sunday, February 13, 2011

What a difference 20 years makes

This picture was taken in 1990 ( a mere 20 years ago) of a city that now looks nothing like this. Today the same city is totally modern and this same view is crammed with modern skyscrapers.

Do you know what city this is?

17 comments:

Jim said...

wild guess ..... Montreal?

carlae said...

I think it looks like London.

Karl Plesz said...

Not in Canada. It kinda does look like London. But it's not.

Retro Blog said...

Singapore?

Retro Blog said...

Singapore?

Karl Plesz said...

Warmer.

Jim said...

Sydney

Charles said...

Following the clues:
1) Looks like London: British colony.
2) Singapore is warmer answer
3) Picture shows it's by the water
4) Changed a lot in 20 years

Could it be Hong Kong?
Charles

Karl Plesz said...

Even warmer Charles.

Anonymous said...

Manila?

Mitch

Anonymous said...

Bejing?

SECURITY WORD:

Workshoo -- imprecation muttered under ones breath as additional work is piled into ones IN box.

Royce

Karl Plesz said...

Beijing is closest yet.

Anonymous said...

Capital of Taiwan? R

Anonymous said...

Taipei? R

Anonymous said...

Oh wait I just realized no one said Shanghai, yet. Retro

Karl Plesz said...

Royce, I thought for sure you were going to name every Chinese metropolitan city. Shanghai it is.

Anonymous said...

Wait I forgot to mention Kowloon!!!
Kidding.R