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Where: This postcard is just labeled "Street Scene HK", so I'm hoping you can help identify this one. Here are the clues I can spot:
The Hong Kong Culture Press had an office here, Tel: 33231. I haven't found any mention of them on the web though.
Looking at the shadows the sun is on our left, so we're facing roughly towards the west. Then looking ahead, we can see buildings:
So this road is either a dead-end, or more likely there is a T-junction at the end.
Does anyone recognise it?
When: Probably mid- to late-1930s, based on the other postcards in this album.
Who: The street is lined with small businesses. We can see some of the owners / workers in the background, as well as local residents going about their business.
What: The ground is wet, and first I thought someone had thrown water out from their shop. Looking closer, the more likely source for the water is higher up:
Note that the poles extend right across the street, which must have needed friendly neighbours. And long bamboo loaded with wet clothes would be hard to navigate across the street. Or did they put the bamboo across first, then slide the clothes along it?
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