Films shot in Hong Kong

A couple from the archives:

Love is a many splendored thing

This film is a great way to see Hong Kong in the 1950s. Here are some stills from it:

The Mansion

Garden Road & Billy Tingle

A couple from the archives:

c.1900 Garden Road

The view from The Club Germania. Click here to read more about this photo.

 

Billy Tingle

Were you a Billy Tingler? Click here to read about Billy's background, and comments from some of the many people whose lives he touched.

Happy Birthdays

I wanted a Birthday-themed photo for this week, and remembered this one:

1950s (?) Children's party

It's definitely a party of some sort, check out the bottles of pop and cake-shop food:

1950s (?) Children's party

But the other photo that came with it shows such a

1969 Heading to the beach to cool off

When: A hot summer's day in 1969 [1]. 

Who: The man on the left looks a bit over-dressed, but the others are ready for the beach:

People

Birthday Buildings in 2014

Looking through Gwulo's list of buildings, how many have a major birthday this year? Lets start with those that have made it to 50 ...


50 years old

Not very exciting, is it? The best-known building on the list is a carpark!

You can see it on the left edge of this 1979 photo of TST. It's about about half way down, next to the golden-coloured Sheraton Hotel:

Tsim Sha Tsui May 1979

If you have any sentimental attachment to this carpark (!), you'd better visit soon. The site goes up for auction at the end of this month.


75 years old

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