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Hong Kong based photographer Nicholas Kitto specialises in historical buildings and landscapes, working primarily in China.

Originally from the Isle of Man, a long career in the accounting profession enabled him to live and work in a number of countries in Africa and the Middle East. In April 1983 Nick arrived in Hong Kong and the city has been his home ever since. At the end of 2007 Nick called-in a long-ago made promise, retired from his accounting services partnership and is now fully devoted to photography.

Nick was enrolled as a Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in 2013 and as an Associate in 2022, and is a board member of The Photographic Heritage Foundation in Hong Kong, a registered charitable institution.


Heritage Continuance, King Yin Lei
(Development Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong SAR, 2012).

Tung Wah Museum
(The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, 2015).

Man Mo Temple
(The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, 2017).

I am an accountant by profession and certainly neither architect nor historian; so this book is not a technical approach to the subject. Instead it was driven by my interest in the history of China’s treaty port era in which several generations of my own family have played a part. It is my personal tribute to the buildings that remain as a reminder of a past era, and a guide to where to find them.

Nicholas Kitto 

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