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Tea room Rocamadour, Rickmansworth, 1957

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

Tea room Rocamadour, Rickmansworth, 1957

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

Historical Amsterdam: 1696 pharmacy Van der Meulen & Chinatown

Taking a walk from Shipping House (Het Scheepvaarthuis) at Prins Hendrikkade, to Oude Kerk, you pass the Bantammerbrug, where you find the pharmacy Van der Meulen, in use as a pharmacy since 1696.

The wall above the pharmacy has a facing brick with a 'yawner', which can sometimes still be seen above historical pharmacies in the Netherlands.
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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Portrait Willem Kien, Dresden ca. 1895, photo studio Hahn's

Portrait of Willem Kien (1877, Arnhem - 1970, The Hague), who was educated in Dresden and lived there with his family. 

Ca. 1898 he went to China to work. In 1903 he became representative of Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai, when the company was founded. Charles would join the company in 1938, first as a trainee in the Rotterdam head office and then in Shanghai, in 1939.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1895

Hong Kong, group of young men relaxing, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Do you perhaps recognise the patch of land, somewhere near The Peak (is my guess)?

And what about the structure: straw, held up by poles. Any thoughts on what this is?

Regardless of these questions, the young men in this photo are having a good time on a sunny day. Please enjoy it!

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

Hong Kong, street view, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Can you please help to identify this street in Hong Kong?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

Hong Kong, Braeside & British Military Hospital, ca. 1910

Dear reader,

Can you please help to identify these buildings on The Peak?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

馬頭角檢疫站及屠房 (Ma Tau Kok gas works and slaughterhouse) 1997, Hong Kong

Text on Flickr:

These are some of the photos of all Hong Kong Heritages taken in 1997.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1997

Morrison Hall HKU HK 香港大學馬禮遜堂

4 Tak Shing Street Exterior - c. 1950

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

#4 Tak Shing Street, left-side building in compound of 3 buildings. 

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