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

1960s Quarry Bay

1960s Quarry Bay

Where: The name of the tug, "TAI KOO" is the clue. Part of its work was to serve the Taikoo Dockyard, and that dockyard is what we can see in the foreground.

We're looking at the eastern end of the dockyard, which had three slips and a large dry dock. I guess the photographer was on board a ship that was hauled up out of the water on slip number 3, the slip at the bottom right corner of this plan.

Plan of Taikoo Dockyard

 

That would explain the

New on Gwulo: 2018, week 21

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1960s Rennie's Mill

1960s Rennie's Mill

 

Where: The photographer is standing on a hillside, looking south across Rennie's Mill (today's Tiu Keng Leng). An earlier view from the 1950s was taken from a slightly different angle, and shows the main housing area was out of sight to the right of our photo. It also shows how the built-up area had expanded by the time this 1960s photo was taken.

In the right foreground is a shallow bay, roughly where

New on Gwulo: 2018, week 19

Friday May 25th is Quiz Night !

Quiz night: Friday, 25th May

The RAS have invited me to be quiz master for their Quiz Night on Friday, 25th May. Expect questions about old Hong Kong photos and a selection of the odd historical items we find around town!

Click for more information and how to book.

 

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1960s Seafront at Sai Ying Pun

1960s Seafront at Sai Ying Pun

Where: Over at the right edge of the photo there are two spires.

University spires

They belong to HKU's main building.

1912 HKU
1912 HKU, by zhoumeiqing

With the University over to our right, the photographer must be

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