John Thomson c.1868

Sat, 02/11/2023 - 17:28

Could that be the Albany far away in the background? Would it be correct that the photographer was standing around todays Hong Kong park ? Thank you so much

Date picture taken
1868 (year is approximate)
Shows place(s)


Yes, that is the Albany, however I believe the image is reversed, (the big house behind the Albany should be on the right),  
the man in the hat is sitting on Garden Road
(and it's John Thomson not Tompson)

Yes David, you could be right (you usually are),
but I will say in my defense,
1) I used to live there, so I know the hill well
2) the Welcome Collection has 2 versions of this image - one reversed
3) I can't tell left from right

Hi Alun, here's a closer look at the buildings.

c.1870 The Albany
c.1870 The Albany, by Admin

The building that was furthest up the hill needs to be on the right of the Albany, which matches having the JT photo this way round.