A cyclist and a rickshaw puller, waiting to cross Nathan Road at the junction with Austin Road in the 1950s | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

A cyclist and a rickshaw puller, waiting to cross Nathan Road at the junction with Austin Road in the 1950s

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A cyclist and a rickshaw puller, waiting to cross Nathan Road at the junction with Austin Road in the 1950s

It's hard to imagine that just 50 years before this photo was taken, Nathan Road (then still called Robinson Road) ended here. At that time, most of the land immediately north of Austin Road was still reserved for rifle ranges, used by the army, navy, and police.

(Detail cropped from page 86 of the new Volume 4 of 'Old Hong Photos and The Tales They Tell'. The book is available at a special pre-order price until 20 November.)