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Wanchai b

Wanchai b

A commercial print? Any suggestions as to the location?  (Andrew S)

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1959


Hi There,

This was where Hennessy Road meet Yee Wo Street.  The camera was pointing west.  You have New York Cinema at the back.  The photographer was likely on the upper deck of a westbound tram by way of how close the power cables was.


Thanks Thomas.  Am I correct in thinking that the tram had just passed the Hoover cinema on the left? Andrew

Hi Andres,

Yes.  The Hoover was just about a block at the back of the Ttram.  When the photo was taken it would be in the present day location of the pedestrian crossing. Capital cinema should be just on the left hand side on Jardine's Bazzar.  There is another photo of the area here from the other direction.