Tai Tam Tuk reservoir | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Tai Tam Tuk reservoir

Tai Tam Tuk reservoir

On the Tai Tam Reservoir road with two pals admiring the view across the Tai Tam Tuk reservoir towards Mt Butler.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1958


If you zoom in to maximum on the area above the head of the pointing man, two buildings can be seen vaguely on the lower of the two distant ridge lines. They are the Tai Tam Senior Staff Bungalow (right) and Workmans Quarters (left) (www.gwulo.com/node/17787). Whilst the Quarters remain today, the Bungalow has been demolished to the level of its foundation cellar. Interesting to see that it was still standing in 1958 as it refutes my previously held suspicion that it was demolished shortly after the war having been damaged beyond repair during it.