Where: The title of the photo is "Queen's Road". They don't say if it is the East, West, or Central section, so that's a lot of road to think about. Fortunately, one of Queen's Road's quirks is its twists and turns, which helps identify the different sections.
Looking at the shape of the road in the photo above, and the curve of the curb stones in the bottom right corner, I believe this is a photo of Queen's Road Central looking west from the junction with Bonham Strand. Compare it with this view taken earlier in the week, and see if you agree:
When: The board in the bottom right corner is advertising "Sunshine Susie", showing at the Tai Ping Theatre.
The film was a British musical, released in 1931 , and dating this photo to the early 1930s. The sign also confirms we're out on the western side of Central, as Tai Ping Theatre was in Shek Tong Tsui .
Who: Not many people to see. I'd expect this part of town to be busier, so maybe the photographer has made an early start.
Any guesses what's dangling off the back of his shoulder pole? It reminds me of a rack of ribs...
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What: Only the foreground is in focus, so there isn't much to say about this photo. A couple of signs on the pillar caught my eye though:
The "FH" sign that shows a Fire Hydrant is near, and indeed the modern view above shows there is a fire hydrant on that corner today.
Above it is the number 364 in an oval. Any ideas what it represents?
It isn't the building's street number. An 1897 map  shows the building on the corner was number 189, Queen's Road, and it is still number 189 today.
Was it a number to identify the Fire Hydrant? Today the fire hydrant on this corner is number 151, but it's possible the hydrant has been re-numbered.
Any other ideas what that number might be for?
Trivia: Why is this fire hydrant painted yellow, instead of the standard red colour?
It shows the hydrant is connected to the sea water system. Red hydrants are connected to the fresh water system. (One of the ways Hong Kong preserves its precious fresh water supplies is to use sea water to flush toilets.)
And the blue coloured cap? That shows that this fire hydrant is out of service, telling firemen not to bother trying to connect a hose to it. 
Also on Gwulo.com this week:
- "Sunshine Susie" on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022451/
- Tai Ping Theatre: http://gwulo.com/node/24282
- 1897 Detailed map of Victoria, UK National Archive reference: MPHH 1/412
- Inspection Checklist for Street Fire Hydrant System: http://www.hkfsd.gov.hk/eng/source/circular/2008_01.pdf