1961 Doug Brentlinger's photos

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:01
Date picture taken


 I lived near Deep Water Bay until recently and was facinated to see Doug Brentlingers 1961 photos of the area. Doug took the above photo about 100 meters down Repulse Bay Road from Wong Nei Chung Gap with the “Spanish-style” villa “Estrellita”, at 12 Repulse Bay Road, in the centre.

Estrellita 2012


Little has changed in the vicinity over the last 61 years, with the exception of the tower block on the left. I think the block seen  is one of those now standing on The Ridge, the scene of heavy fighting during the 1941 Battle of Hong Kong.