Victoria Gap - Findlay Path

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:51
Date picture taken


Re the date of the image: I found the postcard on the Smithsonian Institute site (which indicates no date) at:!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!58533~!0#focus

This particular postcard was listed on the Smithsonian website with the subsequent accession number to this similar postcard:!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!58532~!0#focus

It would appear the latter photograph was taken in 1911 at the time of the coronation of King George V, given the clear "God Save the King" display across the funicular track. I assumed, perhaps erroneously, that the two scenes may have been photographed at a similar time, and used that assumption to suggest the date "circa 1911".

I am quite happy to be proven incorrect if someone is able to do so.

Regards, Graham aka ole_vet

P.S. if anyone is interested this is the specific search for photographs of Hong Kong available online that I used to find the two postcards and several others...

I found a similar view from the same time period on Flickr and uploaded it to gwulo.

1920s Peak view, by Eternal1966

In front of Glenshiel is a pavillion, and behind a building (usually invisible due to a more narrow angle). Any ideas?