Ki Lung Street view from Portland Street (1965) | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Ki Lung Street view from Portland Street (1965)

Ki Lung Street view from Portland Street (1965)
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View along Ki Lung Street, this 1965 photo was taken from outside the pre-war shophouses #5-7 Ki Lung Street which remains standing today (to the left but out of view). The far end of the tall buildings is about Boundary Street my home.

Lai Chi Kok Road and Nathan Road were main thoroughfares, and due to its alignment with Portland Street, Ki Lung Street was quiet. Seeing a parked car was unusual in the 1950s, but no longer true by 1965.

The tall building on the left was built, my estimate, in the early 1960s. One of its shops displayed its sign “New Spain Dance Hall” / 新西班牙舞廳. The dance hall still operates making it the oldest shop on the block.

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