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Close Encounters with Kowloon City

Close Encounters with Kowloon City

A Civil Air Transport C46 departs low over Kowloon City heading down Prince Edward Road or Argyle Street

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, June 15, 1949
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That's an unusual photo. Here's a map of the area c.1948:

Kai Tak airport area

Just below & left of the caption "Terminal Building" is a notch in the coastline. Is that notch the location of the sea wall shown at the right of the photo above?

Regards, David

Greetings. 1949 was a pivotal year for China and Hong Kong.  This plane's slow ascend could be the result of excessive cargo and/or passengers on-board.

Thank you IDJ for this photo.  The same summer, my parents and us siblings moved hurridly from Canton (now Guangzhou) to Sham Shui Po.  This was a typical street scene I saw after our arrival.  It was a big change for me from a home with rice paddies nearby, to one with tall concrete buildings, people and cars everywhere.  Regards,  Peter