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1950 Peak chair

I think that's at the old Peak Road, possibly next to the Peak Tram Upper Terminal.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, January 1, 1955


That corner is so familiar: could it be the one on Mt. Austin Road where a narrow (sedan chair) branch leads back down to Bishop's Lodge at 25 & 26 Lugard Road?

The building doesn't look like the old Peak Tram terminus.

Upper Peak Tram Terminus
Upper Peak Tram Terminus, by eternal 1966

The path looks like the path that curves down from near the Umbrella Seat, though the wall doesn't match:

 The Peak, Mt Austin road turn-off for Lugard Road
The Peak, Mt Austin road turn-off for Lugard Road, by Andrew Suddaby


I guess the photo of the sedan chair is taken by the side of the Upper Peak Tram Station leading down to Old Peak Road. The bend in the road can be seen in the photo below taken from the late 1940s.The lower two floors of the building is also a good match.

1940s Upper Peak Tram Terminus
1940s Upper Peak Tram Terminus, by David

Found this one on Flickr. I guess not from the same place, but quite near.

Peak view 1953/54
Peak view 1953/54, by m20wc51

Dear Klaus,

I am currently working on a project about sedan chairs, can i use this photo ?

who should i credit to? do u have more photos about sedan chair? thx!!

Dear mxmmxm,

Sorry, I only posted this photo, so I can't give any permission to use it. You need to contact the original author who posted this one on Flickr.

Regards, Klaus