Building | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong



This may be just another tourist picture but I wonder if it is the start of a building project somewhere in HK? Any ideas welcome. Found in the family archives again.



Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, January 1, 1910


This photo was taken in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. It is a photo of Blackhead Point and Signal Hill with the Time Ball Tower (built in 1907) on top.

The photographer would probably have been standing at today's corner of Nathan Road and Salisbury Road. The year would be around 1910. Looks like before the construction of the Kowloon Canton Railway.

1910s Signal Hill

From Salisbury Road, it is no longer possible to see the retaining wall which is part of my HK memories.  It may not be the highest retaining wall in HK but it is impressive that they built things that can withstand the test of time.  I assume it still stands intact not affected by adjacent constructions.