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Tang King Po's Villa, Hong Kong

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Here is one of my architectural drawigs of Hong Kong historial buildings.

North Facade

Donated by Tang's in 1965 and rebuilt into Hong Kong Tang King Po College in 1965.

Tiger Balm Garden, Haw Par Mansion -1.jpg

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

The Haw Par Mansion and its adjoining landscaped garden, occupying eight acres of land on the rocky slopes of Tai Hang, Wan Chai was completed in 1936. That year, the Tiger Balm Garden was opened for public enjoyment and, prior to being demolished in 2004, became part of the collective memories of generations of visitors and Hong Kong residents.

Tiger Balm Garden, Haw Par Mansion -2.jpg

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

Although Haw Par Mansion was built for the family of Aw Boon Haw, its name includes that of his brother, Aw Boon Par - co-founder of the Tiger Balm empire. The house is one of the few surviving remnants of the architectural style known as Chinese Eclectic, and was designated a World Heritage site in 2009.

 

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

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