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Sunset view from Victoria Peak 1980

Sunset view from Victoria Peak 1980
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This was taken from Victoria Peak in north-westerly direction. The houses in front are in Sai Wan. The wide building in Sai Wan is Kwan Yick Building Phase 3 at 271-285 Des Voeux Road West, first occupation in 06/1978.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Tuesday, August 26, 1980
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Hi Klaus,

Interesting view. I wondered what that big chimney belching smoke in the background belonged to, and it was an incinerator (http://gwulo.com/node/30761).

One small change - the "Standard Oil Co. / Mobil oil berth and tank farm [1904-????]" had already been replaced by Mei Foo Sun Chuen, the housing estate to the left of the incinerator, when this photo was taken.

Regards, David

Hi David,

thank you for your hints. I originally thought the Mei Foo Sun Chuen houses were oil tanks, but I understand now that they were too big for tanks. I'll amend my entry.

Regards, Klaus

P.S. Found a similar view (from peak tram upper terminus instead of Victoria Peak):

Hong Kong, morning view from Victoria Peak, 1983
Hong Kong, morning view from Victoria Peak, 1983, by Leroy W. Demery, Jr.