1953 Junction of Lock Road and Nathan Road

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 08:47

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Greetings.  I try to visualize standing on Nathan Road but wonder what street I am looking into.  On the right are the rear walls (and kitchen chimney) of pre-war flats backing onto a fairly wide back lane or was it a road?  The building at the deadend is another puzzle.  Thanks in advance for clarification.  Regards,Peter  

Greetings, and thanks moddsey.  I once lived in a pre-war shophouse.  Mine and others of similar layout had narrow back lane unlike this road hence the puzzle.  On Google air photos, this short road could be the same spot at one of the gaps between high rises now.

In some pre- and post-war buildings, vendors set up shops at entrance to these lanes.  Some post-war's like my grandma's on Tung Choi St have a second staircase just past the corner which was accessible from the street during my tour two years ago then already made narrow by a shop.  One man I knew set up his bird shop and bed on Shek Kip Mei St (early 1960s) and occupied one-half of the lane.  Current Google street views show shops at these spots but cannot tell whether access to these lanes is still possible.  How if any do the laws apply including the issue of safety?   Regards, Peter 

Thanks moddsey for solving my puzzle.  Street/air photos show gaps between buildings, the largest and closest to Haiphong Rd must be same spot shown in the photo here.  Regards, Peter