Several of Mike Cussans' recently posted photos  were taken looking along Argyle Street, so I'll continue the theme with this week's photo.
Where: We're at the junction of a couple of major roads in Kowloon. Prince Edward Road runs along the right edge of the photo, while Argyle Street is the road on the left behind the buildings.
When: This comes from a set of photos all taken around 1950. If you can see any clues that give a more accurate date, please let us know in the comments below.
What: The main landmark is the Prince Hotel, on the junction of the two roads:
We've had a couple of comments about this hotel on earlier posts:
- "many Russian from Shanghai after 1949 lived there"
- "It later became the Sek Wai Sin Restaurant in Kowloon City in the 1970s."
Does anyone else remember this hotel?
In the middle of the patch of grass in front of the hotel is a concrete platform. Any ideas what it used to be?
Across Argyle Street from the hotel is what looks like a camp of low huts:
There's one larger building to the right of the huts, and at the back there look to be several trucks parked.
My first guess that it was the site of the Ma Tau Chung camp , but that was further along the road. Does anyone know what the camp in this photo was used for?
Beyond the camp are a couple of more substantial buildings:
The long, low building furthest away is the King George Vth secondary school, raised on a low plateau.
Between the camp and the school is a four-storey building, next to Argyle Street. Does anyone know what it was?
Crossing back over Argyle Street, on the land between that street and Prince Edward Road there's another camp, indicated by this line of Nissen huts:
They mark the site of the Argyle Street Barracks. In the 1950s they were barracks for the British Army, but at other times the site had been used to house Chinese soldiers, British prisoners-of-war, and finally Vietnamese refugees.
Just behind and above the Nissen huts are a couple of larger buildings on the sky line. Does anyone recognise them? I wondered if they were also part of the Argyle Street Camp?
Who: People on the move, with cycles out-numbering motor vehicles. There are a couple of bicycles in this group, and also a delivery tricycle:
As you can see from the questions above, I'm not very familiar with this part of Hong Kong. I'll be interested to hear any stories you have of the area.