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Hong Kong Harbour 1950's

Hong Kong Harbour 1950's

Another view of the harbour and again I can't place exactly where it is.  It is from a collection of old slides I have scanned.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, January 1, 1950


Hong Kong University's Main Building can be viewed on the extreme left of photo. So one is looking at Sai Ying Poon towards Kennedy Town on Hong Kong Island. Cheers.

Hop Yat Church at Bonham Rd can be seen from the photo.

Hi there,

I tend to differ.  Hop Yat Church is at the bottom of Seymour Road, which is not visible in the photo.  Are you talking about the spire about 1/3 from the left?  If so that seemed to be  the Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Kau Yan Church on Western Street instead.

Best Regards,


I've flipped the photo horizontally, which hopefully makes it easier to recognise. (It can be tricky knowing which way up a slide should be scanned!)

As well as the university and Kau Yan, another landmark is the Tsan Yuk Maternity Hospital on Hospital Road. It is the largest building in the photo, about one-third of the way across from the left.

Regards, David

I'm wrong this time.