Ewart on Middle Road. | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Ewart on Middle Road.

Ewart on Middle Road.

This photograph ties in with several others taken at various times on or very close to this spot. Ewart stands on Middle Road near the crossing with Hankow Road.  Note that in 1952, the Peninsula hotel's walls were still covered in camouflage.   The long, single storey and rather crudely finished building at middle centre was the subject of some debate a few years ago.  We came to the conclusion that it was of war-time construction, probably Japanese, and that it might have been either some sort of command post or more likely stabling associated with the Peninsula being used by the japanese as their headquarters. In 1952, service personnel invariably wore uniforms when in town.  By 1957 we were encouraged to wear civilian clothes.  (Andrew S)

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1953