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1966 Nathan Rd, TST

1966 Nathan Rd, TST

Photo courtesy of Peter Lisle-Taylor

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, September 1, 1966


If you view the larger 'original' version, the blue 'Parker' sign has 'Swindon Book Shop' underneath. Also it looks like you can see across to HK island in the background, suggesting it was taken in TST.

Hi there, I think I recognize the Chinese Restaurant by the left. The site had switched hands many times. I believe the photo was taken in the present location of approximately the main entrance of Kowloon Park/MTR/The Mosque, close to Nathan & Haiphong. The buildings are mostly still there. The Mirador is right in the middle. I am uncertain of what's the name of the white building in the site of the now Golden Mile Holiday Inn. T

T, I was in TST yesterday, and remembered your suggestion. I took this photo from the corner of Haiphong and Nathan, and it shows your location was the right one. Surprising to see the buildings haven't changed much in 40+ years - I guess they must have been quite new wihen the Peter was there.

2008 Nathan Rd in TST


Hi there,


Silly me.  That white building at the very back with lots of windows should be the Chung King Mansion.  The new photo showed the Holiday Inn Golden Mile and the 'gap' between Mirador and Chung King is narrower.



Hi there,


One significant change is that there are more Air Conditioners in the new photo.



this swindon book company branch was in mirador mansions - this shop sold mostly stationary, office supplies, up-market pens, gift wrap etc was still in operation through the 70s 

the james s lee tailors was replaced by an asian  designer jeans company in 1974 called bang! bang! - fashions at reasonable prices, took some trade away from granville road outlets who had the lion's share of this market (not counting the fakes sold on bowring market, temple street or lion rock road)

(Continuing a conversation over 11 years ago...)

Yes, I remember Bang! Bang! at the corner of Nathan and Haiphong Roads

There is a picture of it here from 1980

It became a branch of Watsons soon thereafter