King George V Memorial Park (Kowloon) [1941- ]

Submitted by moddsey on Sat, 12/10/2016 - 07:52
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This photo shows the site of King George V Memorial Park (Kowloon) in 1948. Shortly after opening Hong Kong was invaded and occupied by the Japanese. Wikipedia refers that the park was partly destroyed and used as a refuse dump. In 1948 it looks as if the site has been cleared already. Only a pavilion and a small building survived the war.

Site of King George V Memorial Park (Kowloon) 1948
Site of King George V Memorial Park (Kowloon) 1948, by Klaus

In 2011 I took a photo of a pavilion inside the park

Pavilion at King George V Memorial Park
Pavilion at King George V Memorial Park , by Klaus

I wonder if this is the one from the 1948 photo, but likely not.

The newspaper report of the park's opening that Moddsey mentioned (see page 12) says:

... a bronze plaque of His Late Majesty King George V over [the main entrance gate] looks out on the path leading to the park."

I guess that would have been removed during the Japanese occupation.

I don't know of any statue of the king in the park, so it sounds like a mistake on the Google Map.