Tsim Sha Tsui ???

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:30

From the same lot, so i guess it could be taken in Tsim Sha Tsui as well, but where?

Date picture taken


Interesting photo. Hard to nail down.

May not be TST as the photographer appears to be entering a Chinese inhabited area of the city. The ridgeline looks like the Kowloon Hills in the background with Beacon Hill rising on the left. The lower hill in the distance tends to indicate that the photo was taken in Kowloon.

It appears that the photographer is looking at a northbound street probably in Yau Ma Tei.  Of course, the striking feature is the gas holder (?).  I cannot be certain but perhaps Shanghai Street at the junction with Jordan Road as seen on this map here

I also think the photographer stood on Station Street (renamed to Shanghai Street), looking north, but south of todays Jordan Road. Sixth street doesn't seem to exist at that time. On the 1896 map it is visible. The gas works opened in 1892 (or even earlier). Probably the photo is some ten years older than 1905.