We're back to Hong Kong island for this week's photo.
Where: The building on the right pins it down:
That's Central market, still standing today:
Across on the left is a row of large doors. The building was the old fire station, and the doors were to let fire engines go in and out.
No sign of them today, as the Hang Seng headquarters building stands there now.
When: Sometime in the 1950s, judging from the other photos in this set. Can any car experts help us pin down the date by the models shown here?
Who: The policeman has stopped the traffic, I guess to let someone pull out of Jubilee Street? I wonder why this junction got a policeman?
The stop was good news for the photographer, letting him take a steady photo.
What: We're following another tram. I don't know where ours is heading, but the one in front is on its way to Causeway Bay.
In the lower left window there's a man wearing a cap with a white band around the top. Probably the conductor, selling tickets to passengers.
Look across to the right from the tram, and you should see a round sign, black with white writing. Here's a closer view:
It's the sign from this Pawn Shop, the only other building in the photo that still stands today:
(If you can't see the two modern views, please click here to view the web version of this page.)
As always, comments, questions and corrections are welcome. Though we're off to Thailand for our Easter holidays, so apologies if you don't get a reply for a few days.
PS Here's a view taken a liitle further east in the 1930s to compare: