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Tiny 60's Shop Replicas at the Hong Kong Museum of History

By: Dana K. - Published: Apr 9, 2009   Updated: Jun 7 2011 • References: lcsd.gov.hk and blog.krisatomic
These pictures from KrisAtomic were taken in the Hong Kong Museum of History. The part of the museum that is dedicated to modern history shows these incredible miniature replicas of fragile Chinese shops the way they appeared back in the 60's. 

The subject is beautiful, but the photographer contributes a great deal to the crumbly parchment feeling this series gives to the viewer.

Implications - In a world where globalization is prominent, culture is a huge part of consumption patterns as people are nostalgic for a world centred around tradition. Where McDonalds and Starbucks are replacing tiny, family-owned restaurants and shops, products that maintain a sense of cultural tradition are important for consumers who wish to feel their traditions are still relevant in this Americanized world.