Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

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Kind regards,

David

PS 'Gwu lo' is roughly how '古老' sounds in Cantonese. It means 'ancient' or 'old-fashioned'.

New on Gwulo: 2021, week 18

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1903 Map of Kowloon

1903 Kowloon City

 

The latest addition to Gwulo's collection of maps is one of Kowloon from 1903.

If we compare its view of Tsim Sha Tsui with a couple of other maps on Gwulo, it seems this is a poor addition to the site, looking rather smudged, and without much text to tell us what we're looking at:

New on Gwulo: 2021, week 16

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Women at work in the 1930s

We previously looked at photos of men at work, this week it's the women's turn.

 

Woman carrying baskets of coal

 

What: This lady is surrounded by coal, with mounds of loose coal behind her, large baskets of coal on the left of the photo, and smaller baskets in the foreground. She is using a

New on Gwulo: 2021, week 14

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