Where: We're on Wyndham Street, looking west along Wellington Street.
What: The signboards along the left side of the street show the trades that were popular in this area:
While over the road a much plainer sign marks the offices of Hong Kong's longest-running newspaper.
The China Mail was founded in 1845, and closed 129 years later in 1974 . The SCMP is catching up, but it was founded 'only' 110 years ago in 1903.
When: The newspaper's office has a board outside showing the day's headlines:
That's handy for us, as it pins down the date this photo was taken. Here's the same day's newspaper, published on 18th August, 1928:
Who: In the foreground we can see goods and people being carried along. There's the blur of a sedan chair bouncing its way downhill, and a couple of people carrying loads on shoulder poles. This man is doing his best to avoid the attention of the paparazzi:
It's a busy part of town. The break in the shadows marks the junction with D'Aguilar Street, and we can see there is quite a crowd gathered there:
Trivia: Some time back we showed this view:
It's also shows Wellington Street, but looking in the opposite direction, from the junction with D'Aguilar Street.