When: "September, 1969", as stamped on the cardboard mount for this slide.
Where: The photographer is standing on the southern tip of Tsim Sha Tsui, looking across at the island. It's been a popular postcard view for many years:
In all these photos, the Peak dominates the picture. But here's how it looked this morning...
Now it's the buildings that dominate the skyline. I like the old view better!
What: Look back at the 1969 photo, and the left corner shows these four buildings along the seafront:
From the left we see: the edge of the Mandarin Hotel, St. Georges Building (the dark-coloured building, brand new in 1969), Union House, and the General Post Office.
Across on the far right is another building under construction, the Rumsey Street multi-storey car park. In front of it was the Macau Ferry Wharf (you can see a a couple of ferries tied up alongside):
Looking back from 1969, the GPO is the only seafront building I can see in all the older photos.
There are more similarities between the 1969 and 2012 photos though. Three of the highlighted buildings from 1969 are still standing today: the Mandarin Hotel, St. Georges Building, and the Rumsey Street multi-storey car park.
Who: Probably a visitor to Hong Kong, taking a photo to remember the view.
What else can you see in this photo?
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