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Harbour view

Harbour view
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Friday, January 1, 1886
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Catholic Cathedral construction should help date the two photos. 

 

Thanks HF, lots to see in this one!

I'd put this on the home page because this kind of panorama is, so far, unique on Gwulo !  So, HF, you are the buyer from eBay :)   It is very kind of you to put such a high quality scan on Gwulo.

I bought this from a dealer, not from the ebay, with much cheaper price:)

I have a few panorama, and this is the best among my collection.

Dear HF,

I am very interested in the part of TST especially where the Hong Kong Observatory and Marine Police Base were.  Is it possible for you to blow up these parts?  

Also do you sell re-prints of this panorama?

Best regards,

CM Shun

A blow-up from the current image (below) can reveal the 1883 Building of the Hong Kong Observatory (upper right) and the Time Ball Tower (lower middle) at the Marine Police Station vaguely.  The Knutsford Terrace was not built yet.  These corroborate the date of 1886.

A higher resolution image of TST will be greatly appreciated!

CM Shun

Blow-up of Harbour View 1886

Hi, CM, I have enlarged TST for you. Have you found anything interesting? This is scanned by 600 x 600. So can't be better.

TST

Dear HF,

Thank you very much for this, which could reveal a bit more around the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), especially the little structure (appearing in white) west of the HKO 1883 Building, which may be the circular structure shown at: http://gwulo.com/node/13930.

If you have some other earlier photos of Kowloon, please let me know!

CM

Harbour View 1886 TST Blow-up High Resolution

No more earlier TST. All my kowloon collection are related to To Kwa Wan & Kowloon city. Are you interested as well?

Many thanks HF...  my current interest is in TST.  

Best regards, 

CM