Photo made by Charles Gesner van der Voort's (1916-1991) employer, Willem Kien, director of Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tientsin (Tianjin).
Gwulo member tngan commented: That would be the Zoological & Botanical Garden. The big house at the back was the Governer's. Botjhthe house and the park are still there.
The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (Chinese: 香港動植物公園) is one of the oldest zoological and botanical centres in the world. It occupies an area of 5.6 hectares at Mid-levels, on the northern slope of Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. Founded in 1864, its first stage had been opened to the public in 1871. It is the oldest park in Hong Kong.
Similar to Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens provides a natural environment and atmosphere in Central District. It is bigger than Hong Kong Park and contains more plants, birds and facilities.
Courtesy Kien family archives