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Kowloon Walled City Fort

Kowloon Walled City Fort

Text on Flickr:

建於1810年的九龍寨城炮臺。Kowloon Walled City Fort built in 1810

Note: the date construction is incorrect, its probably from the date of construction of the walled city i.e. 1847.

Date of the photo set to 1906, see comment below.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Monday, January 1, 1906


I think the photo above shows the main Kowloon Walled City (https://gwulo.com/node/11102) rather than the smaller battery. The building above is larger than the one in the photo of the battery:

1898年九龍寨城對出的砲台 Battery in front of Kowloon Walled City
1898年九龍寨城對出的砲台 Battery in front of Kowloon Walled City, by hclnhxbctmtj

The photo is more likely from the Walled City than from the fort. I was mislead by the caption on Flickr. It looks like the Walled City due to the battlements on the photo that are visible on similar ones. I'll amend the place and delete "built in 1810". 

I found a copy of this photo in the book City of Darkness. It's one of a pair of photos that the author dates to 1906.

Moddey found an interesting publication Historical cum Social Study on Kowloon City district in connection with Kai Tak area. Many details can be found there as well as references to books on the history of this area. More photos here.